Don't Do Drugs! Here take this.

Monday, September 10, 2012

An Appeal to the Nation’s Educators: Stop Traumatizing Our Children

An Appeal to the Nation’s Educators: Stop Traumatizing Our Children


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Soaring Numbers of Children on Powerful Adult Psychiatric Drugs

A recent blog of mine described how unethical and illegal drug company activities have driven the prescription of toxic antipsychotic drugs to children. Now the "success" of this campaign has been documented in the Archives of General Psychiatry. In a comparison between the years 1993-1998 and 2005-2009, prescriptions of antipsychotic drugs for per 100 children (0-13 years old) rose from 0.24 to 1.83. That's more than a sevenfold increase. Given that most of prescriptions are for the older children in this age range, the rate would be substantially higher among preteens and 13-year-olds. For adolescents (14-20 years old) the increase was nearly fivefold.

Soaring Numbers of Children on Powerful Adult Psychiatric Drugs



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed: Study


The dramatic rise of antipsychotic prescribing in youth occurred in conjunction with the illegal marketing of the drugs by their makers, resulting in multibillion-dollar settlements with the government


Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed: Study

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Washington in Turmoil after Psychiatry Group Discloses 300 Million Americans Are Mentally Ill

The American Psychiatric Association announced yesterday that rigorous scientific analysis of the newly adopted fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, often called its “diagnostic bible” and itself promulgated after rigorous scientific analysis, revealed that over 300 million Americans, or 95 per cent of the U.S. population, suffer from mental illness. The organization’s newly elected president, noted Harvard child psychiatrist Dr. Joeph Biederman, urged the country to “set other, petty concerns aside, and rally to ensure that these poor sick people get the help they so desperately need. Our rigorous scientific analysis tells us this is a problem that must not be ignored.”

Washington in Turmoil after Psychiatry Group Discloses 300 Million Americans Are Mentally Ill

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Drug Companies Drive the Psychiatric Drugging of Children



Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, has tentatively agreed to a settlement of $2.2 billion to resolve a federal investigation into the company's marketing practices. Although details are not fully finalized, this includes "a roughly $400 million criminal fine for the illegal promotion of the antipsychotic Risperdal," according to the Wall Street Journal. It's been well documented that Johnson & Johnson confidentially paid psychiatrists such as Harvard's Joseph Biederman to promote adult drugs such as the powerful antipsychotic drug Risperdal for children. The company has even ghost-written at least one of the Harvard professor's "scientific" articles.


Drug Companies Drive the Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pharma Company Studying Oxycontin's Effect On Children

Pharma Company Studying Oxycontin's Effect On Children

The maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin confirms that a clinical trial is currently under way to measure the opioid's effects on children.

Monday, July 9, 2012

TEENSCREEN DIRECTORS RESIGN


PsychSearch.net has just learned from an unnamed source that TeenScreen’s Director Laurie Flynn and Co-Director Leslie McGuire have parted ways with TeenScreen. The resignations have now been confirmed with a TeenScreen administrator but calls for an explanation to TeenScreen’s PR office have not been immediately returned.


TEENSCREEN DIRECTORS RESIGN

Friday, July 6, 2012

Stop Drugging Children into Obedience


I  am the mother of 4 daughters; the grandma of five grandkids, 5 and under; the big sister of 5 younger brothers; the aunt of 11; the great aunt of 8; the oldest of 45 first cousins. I am a psychiatric social worker and children's and young adult librarian. As a therapist I have worked with clients with serious mental illness.  I have been involved with many  hundreds of kids  for all my 66 years.

Stop Drugging Children into Obedience

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3B for health fraud

GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3B for health fraud

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion in fines—the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history—for criminal and civil violations involving 10 drugs that are taken by millions of people.

Babies born in withdrawal from prescription drugs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Newborns Addicted To Prescription Drugs


There is a new group of addicts and this group will tear your heart out because they are helpless and innocent. They had no choice and they have no say in their final destiny. This group is newborn babies.


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Newborns Addicted To Prescription Drugs

Friday, June 22, 2012

MICHIGAN’S PRESCRIPTION FOR FOSTER KIDS: DRUGS


Taxpayers have spent more than $70 million in a single year in Michigan on psychotropic drugs for foster kids and other children on Medicaid. And, nearly a quarter of Michigan foster kids were on psychotropic drugs to counteract behavioral problems and diagnosed mental illness in 2008, according to a recent government report.


MICHIGAN’S PRESCRIPTION FOR FOSTER KIDS: DRUGS

Monday, June 18, 2012

U.S. kids getting more ADHD drugs, fewer antibiotics

The number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped slightly over the past decade, bucking the rise in prescriptions to adults, according to a government report out Monday.

U.S. kids getting more ADHD drugs, fewer antibiotics


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

'GENERATION RX' Extended Trailer



http://GenerationRXFilm.com DVD FOR SALE NOW AT WEBSITE Common Radius Films is a private documentary and media development company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. GENERATION RX marks the first film partnership between the company and international award-winning writer/producer/director Kevin P. Miller. This film explores how children have been caught in the middle of an unprecedented change in Western culture: that of drugging children with psychiatric medications earlier — and more often than ever before. 

Turning healthy people into psychiatric patients



Diagnoses of psychiatric conditions like ADHD have increased explosively in recent years. Dutch experts say boisterous or easily-distracted children are being wrongly labelled as patients, largely to make money for pharmaceutical companies. They are afraid the new internationally-used manual for psychiatry unnecessarily brands even more healthy people as sick.


Turning healthy people into psychiatric patients

Psychiatrist: More pushback needed on medicating kids with behavioral problems



A Boys Town child psychiatrist told attorneys and child advocates Thursday they should challenge the use of psychotropic medications for children -- especially powerful antipsychotic drugs -- and look more often to behavioral and other therapies to treat mental health problems in children.


Psychiatrist: More pushback needed on medicating kids with behavioral problems


More than half of autistic children on psychiatric medications

More than half of school-age autistic children in the United States take mood-altering drugs, according to a report, as doctors increasingly target the broad range of psychiatric symptoms associated with the ailment.

More than half of autistic children on psychiatric medications


Monday, June 11, 2012

Foster children medicated at high rates


Oklahoma medicates its foster children at higher rates than national averages when it comes to antipsychotic drug prescriptions, according to a study released by PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Foster children medicated at high rates

‘Study Drugs’ Popular Among High School Students

Stimulant medications prescribed for children with A.D.H.D. are being abused by high school students wanting to study late into the night and stay focused during exams. Below are characteristics of the drugs’ five most popular brands, which (along with their generic equivalents) make up the vast majority of the 21 million stimulant prescriptions dispensed in 2011 for patients aged 10 through 19.

‘Study Drugs’ Popular Among High School Students

Thursday, June 7, 2012

More children are being diagnosed with ADHD


The number of prescriptions given to hyperactive young teenagers in the Bay of Plenty is on the rise, and a family advocate says doctors under pressure for a quick fix are to blame.


More children are being diagnosed with ADHD



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Growing Up With ADHD Meds – And Deciding to Quit Them

I’m always thrilled when readers write in wanting to share their experiences or their children’s experiences with medication.

Growing Up With ADHD Meds – And Deciding to Quit Them


Minn. moves to limit psychotropic drugs for poor, foster children

Concerned by a sharp rise in the use of powerful psychiatric drugs for adolescents, Minnesota will start requiring doctors in many cases to begin using a state-funded consulting service before prescribing such medications for children.

Minn. moves to limit psychotropic drugs for poor, foster children


Are Doctors Improperly Storing Vaccines?


As many moms do, Julie Dilensky of Washington, D.C., takes her one-year-old daughter to the doctor for her recommended vaccinations.


Are Doctors Improperly Storing Vaccines?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mayo consult service to cut harmful psychotropic RX to kids ...


Primary care doctors will need to check in before prescribing antipsychotics and other dicey psychiatric medications to many children in Minnesota. The state Department of Human Services has hired the Mayo Clinic to provide a new consult service to cut down on doctors who make questionable prescriptions of psychiatric drugs and to improve the quality of child mental health care in the state.


Mayo consult service to cut harmful psychotropic RX to kids ...

Monday, June 4, 2012

What Happens When Toddlers Zone Out With an iPad



More than half of the young children in the U.S. now have access to an iPad, iPhone or similar touch-screen device. For parents, their children's love of these devices raises a lot of questions.


What Happens When Toddlers Zone Out With an iPad



Overdosed: Over 25% of Kids on Prescription Drugs


A report released by Medco Health Solutions Inc., the biggest U.S. pharmacy-benefit manager, shows that over 25% of children and teens are involved with taking prescription medications – although that number may have risen over the past couple years. Based on the company’s data from 2009, 7% of U.S. children are on a shocking two or more drugs.


Overdosed: Over 25% of Kids on Prescription Drugs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stop labeling, drugging kids

This is a dangerous viewpoint. How sad that Drs. Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen would put children as young as four on to the medical/psychiatric mental health bandwagon.

Stop labeling, drugging kids

Thursday, May 24, 2012

10 year old's school calling child protective services if I don't drug her

I had an argument with my 10 year old's teacher. My child is in the 5th grade. Her teacher says she can't focus and I need to put her on drugs (i.e. ritalin, adderall) and I said she won't take them and the teacher said to put the drugs in her soup but she is a picky eater and won't eat most foods.

10 year old's school calling child protective services if I don't drug her

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rise in hyperactive diagnosis concerning - Family First

A report showing more than 100,000 children are on prescriptions for drugs to treat hyperactivity is a cause for concern, Family First NZ says.

Rise in hyperactive diagnosis concerning - Family First



ADHD drug use in kids cause for concern


ADHD drug use in kids cause for concern

Family First NZ is alarmed at the number of children being prescribed drugs for hyperactivity and says that better diagnosis with second opinions and treatment of underlying problems should be the highest priority.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

CHILD DRUGGING: PSYCHIATRY DESTROYING LIVES


They sound reasonable. They sound convincing—science again conquers our material universe for the benefit of Mankind. Who could possibly argue with making a normal life possible for those in trouble?


CHILD DRUGGING: PSYCHIATRY DESTROYING LIVES


Unvaccinated kids booted from Pa. classrooms

Unvaccinated kids booted from Pa. classrooms


Get stuck or get out.

That's the message Pennsylvania school districts gave to students and their parents this year as they approached a deadline to comply with new state vaccination rules.

Moms Talk: Do Children Need Antidepressants?

In this week’s Moms Talk, we cover kids on depression and anxiety medications, and the difficult choices for parents.

Moms Talk: Do Children Need Antidepressants?





Friday, May 18, 2012

How Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Establishment Drugged Up Our Kids



Pediatric psychopharmacology is a billion-dollar business that sustains Pharma and Pharma investors on Wall Street.




Monday, May 14, 2012

Concern at psychiatric drugs used on children

PRESCRIPTIONS of antipsychotic drugs given to children have doubled in only five years, data obtained under freedom of information laws shows.

Concern at psychiatric drugs used on children



Sunday, May 6, 2012

Report: Foster System Should Offer More Therapy, Less Medication

Report: Foster System Should Offer More Therapy, Less Medication

Children in state custody use psychotropic medications at 2-3 times the rate of other children, according to a new study. States could help foster children more effectively by diverting some of their medication money into trauma-based therapy, says lead author David Rubin, MD.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ritalin use for ADHD soars fourfold as child psychologists warn of untested drug cocktails

Prescriptions of Ritalin for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have quadrupled in a decade, prompting fears it is being pushed on children at the expense of alternative treatments and without appreciation of long-term effects.

Ritalin use for ADHD soars fourfold as child psychologists warn of untested drug cocktails


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New research expands understanding of psychoactive medication use among children in foster care


A few months after the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the use of psychoactive drugs by children in foster care in five states, a national study from PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describes prescription patterns over time in 48 states. The updated findings show the percentage of children in foster care taking antipsychotics--a class of psychoactive drugs associated with serious side effects for children-- continued to climb in the last decade. At the same time, a slight decline was seen in the use of other psychoactive medications, including the percentage of children receiving 3 or more classes of these medications at once (polypharmacy).

New research expands understanding of psychoactive medication use among children in foster care

Monday, April 30, 2012

Black Children Less Likely to Get Pain Meds in ER

Black children seen in the emergency department for abdominal pain are less likely to receive pain medication than white children, according to a new study.

Black Children Less Likely to Get Pain Meds in ER


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Drug Trials Neglect Children: New Study


Drug Trials Neglect Children: New Study

Drug trials tend to ignore child patients who account for a larger proportion of overall disease burden and instead focus on adults, according to new research presented Saturday.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

You've Put Your Kids on Psychiatric Meds -- Now What?


Two years ago, I wrote a column for The Huffington Post arguing that American society needed to stop bickering about whether or not kids were "overmedicated" and should, instead, listen to the people best positioned to comment on the subject - the generation of young adults now in their 20s and 30s who spent their formative years taking the controversial drugs in question.


You've Put Your Kids on Psychiatric Meds -- Now What?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Oregon to Focus on Drugs Used to Aid Foster Kids

Oregon continues efforts to ensure the most appropriate use of psychotropic medications in the child welfare system. Based on this progress, the Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority announced Friday that Oregon has been chosen as one of five states that will be part of a national pilot project focused on improving use of medication among children and adolescents in foster care with mental and behavioral health needs.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Growing up drugged

Growing up drugged

For the first time ever, millions of today's adults were raised on psychotropic medications. What does that mean?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A change of mood towards drugging kids

That was our initial reaction to stunning revelations that children as young as five are receiving counselling, and in some cases drugs, to combat the apparent early onset of mental health issues. 

You Knew This: ADD And ADHD Over-Diagnosed

What the public and even experts suspected is now supported by representative data collected by researchers at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum (RUB) and University of Basel: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has been over-diagnosed. New studies show that child and adolescent psychotherapists and psychiatrists have tended to give a diagnosis based on heuristics and unclear rules of thumb rather than adhering to recognized diagnostic criteria. Boys in particular are substantially more often misdiagnosed compared to girls.

You Knew This: ADD And ADHD Over-Diagnosed

Thursday, March 29, 2012

CCHRINT ADHD ADS ON NATIONAL TV

Thanks to our supporters, we have been able to get our ads placed on national TV and viewed by millions. Such as this ad, on normal kids being diagnosed with "ADHD" which is part of CCHR's "Fight for Kids" campaign - giving parents enough information to make educated choices. You can help CCHR spread the word by making a tax deductible donation here: http://www.cchrint.org/cchrint-donate/

When Opium Was For Newborns And Bayer Sold Heroin

There was a time when mothers gave their babies opium, people bought hallucinogens at the local bar, and anxious patriots sent hypodermic needles and cocaine to soldiers as a present. It was called The Great Binge, and it's probably wrong to feel sad that it's over. When Opium Was For Newborns And Bayer Sold Heroin

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Laurie A. Couture Debunks ADHD on Anderson Show

“We see a developing potential for nearly a total control of human emotion status, mental function and will to act.” -Wayne O. Evans, Ph.D. Psychotropic Drugs in the Year 2000 (1967)

Laurie A. Couture Debunks ADHD on Anderson Show

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DSM-5 Criticized for Financial Conflicts of Interest

Controversy continues to swell around the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, better known as DSM-5. A new study suggests the 900-page bible of mental health, scheduled for publication in May 2013, is ripe with financial conflicts of interest.

DSM-5 Criticized for Financial Conflicts of Interest

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ADHD more common among youngest kids in class: Overdiagnosed?

Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder may be diagnosed because of problems paying attention, family history, or as new research suggests, because they're younger than their classmates.

ADHD more common among youngest kids in class: Overdiagnosed?

Study describes pros and cons of antidepressant use in pregnancy

Some women with depression who become pregnant face a troubling decision: whether to continue taking antidepressant medication to keep the depression at bay even though the medications may harm the fetus.

Study describes pros and cons of antidepressant use in pregnancy

There is an epidemic of over-diagnoses of ADHD

There is not an epidemic of ADHD in the country, there is an epidemic of fraudulent diagnoses of this disorder. Fred A. Baughman Jr., M. D., a Pediatric Neurologist, has elucidated upon this problem very effectively in his paper "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) As Fraud." Dr Baughman has noted that with absolutely no proof that ADHD is a disease with a confirmatory, physical abnormality, the ADHD “epidemic,” grew from 150,000 in 1970, to five million in 1997. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Ritalin production, in the United States , rose 700%, between 1990 and 1997.

There is an epidemic of over-diagnoses of ADHD

Psychiatric prescriptions under state investigation, agency says

A Texas health agency has begun investigating more than three dozen healthcare providers who prescribed large quantities of powerful psychiatric drugs -- some to children -- after a U.S. senator raised questions about the medications.

Psychiatric prescriptions under state investigation, agency says

Friday, March 2, 2012

Iowa Senator's letter to Oregon hits hot-button issue: child psychiatrist's prescribing rate

Iowa Senator's letter to Oregon hits hot-button issue: child psychiatrist's prescribing rate


Psychiatrist Curt Sturos tends to troubled kids in southern Oregon and considers himself part of a growing awareness that mental health drugs may be overused.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kids given placebos in attempt to raise test scores

At least one South Florida campus is hoping that feeding students a "special brain snack" will trick them into thinking it will boost their FCAT performance.

Kids given placebos in attempt to raise test scores

Friday, February 24, 2012

Vaccine Against Heroin Being Developed in Mexico

The scientists trying to develop a vaccine to prevent heroin addiction are almost ready to begin human clinical trials, Mexico’s Juan Ramon de la Fuente National Psychiatric Institute said.

Vaccine Against Heroin Being Developed in Mexico

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

School vaccinates child

How Medicalizing Grief Turns Into Dollars

The proposed revisions for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) – the handbook for all disorders mind and brain – have been under serious fire in recent months, and the issues don’t appear to be quieting. The newest change to inspire protest from the mental health community is the idea that grief, once excluded from the definition of depression, is now included within it. This means that people grieving over the death of a loved one could theoretically go to their psychiatrist and be prescribed pills to treat the “condition.”

How Medicalizing Grief Turns Into Dollars

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Minnesota high-school students taking Adderall to boost academic performance

In the same way that some athletes have taken steroids to become stronger, some Minnesota high-school students are taking unprescribed Adderall to perform better in the classroom and on exams.

Minnesota high-school students taking Adderall to boost academic performance

Small Children, Big Drugs: Are Kids Overmedicated?



Behavioral diagnoses are increasingly common at younger ages, but doctors and parents are sometimes at odds about how young is too young.

Parents Who Think Vaccinations 'Anger God' Are Putting Kids in Danger

Parents Who Think Vaccinations 'Anger God' Are Putting Kids in Danger

When it comes to hot-button parenting topics like how long to breastfeed and whether TV is okay in moderation, I try to avoid getting caught in the "I'm right/You're wrong" vortex of righteous indignation. Meaning, I might be opinionated, but I try not to be judgmental. At least not outwardly.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dogs and Cats Recieving Psychiatric Drugs ~ The Debate

The number of pets that are receiving psychiatric drugs for things such as hyper activity and depression are rising significantly over previous years. Just last year alone, Americans spent nearly $7 billion dollars on pills for their pets, which is an increase of 35 percent in just four years, according to David Lummis, a senior pet market analyst for Packaged Facts. In fact, Pfizer Drug Company has established a companion animal division which brought in nearly a billion dollars last year.

Dogs and Cats Recieving Psychiatric Drugs ~ The Debate


Okay, so this is a little off topic. But it shows that the drug industry will target anything.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Study Finds Georgia Foster Kids are Over-Medicated

Georgia’s foster children are being over-medicated, often to sedate them or control their behavior rather than treat a medical condition, a new study confirms.

New Study Finds Georgia Foster Kids are Over-Medicated

Monday, February 6, 2012

10 News Investigators: Kids in foster care 3 times more likely to get dangerous drugs

10 News Investigators: Kids in foster care 3 times more likely to get dangerous drugs

Mind-altering drugs for kids as young three years old? It's a national scandal that has hit home in Florida.

Bill would monitor medication prescriptions for foster kids

Bill would monitor medication prescriptions for foster kids

The number of foster care children in Nebraska who are on psychotropic medication is far greater than children who aren’t in the system. Some lawmakers are calling for more oversight over how those medications are administered – and to examine whether they’re really necessary.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Psychiatric Medication Spending Growth Slows, According to New Thomson Reuters Research

The national growth rate for psychiatric medication spending has declined significantly, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Thomson Reuters (Healthcare) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Psychiatric Medication Spending Growth Slows, According to New Thomson Reuters Research

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Are we drugging our children at an alarming rate?

I’m blown away by a new paper in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (see abstract) on the increasing use of second-generation anti-psychotic drugs (see a list) in children.

Are we drugging our children at an alarming rate?

Monday, January 30, 2012

3 Million Kids on ADD/ADHD Drugs: Not a Long-Term Solution

Ritalin and ADD/ADHD have become so closely with each other that to mention the one is to imply the other. Indeed, at the end of last year, a mild panic arose over a shortage of drugs like Ritalin and Adderall. Three million children now take such medications, a 20-fold increase in the past 30 years. L. Alan Sroufe, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, says that the use of drugs in the name of helping children with attention issues is a case of “Ritalin gone wrong.” In a New York Times op-ed, Sroufe argues that, based on his 40 years of studying the development of “troubled children,” the drugs are not effective in the long-term. Our overuse of them is a sign of insufficiently understanding what ADD is and of not taking enough into account how experiences in early childhood can affect children’s development.

3 Million Kids on ADD/ADHD Drugs: Not a Long-Term Solution

Friday, January 27, 2012

Editorial, 1/27: Foster kids on psych drugs

Sen. Gwen Howard wants a task force to examine why more than one in five foster children in Nebraska is taking psychiatric medication.

Editorial, 1/27: Foster kids on psych drugs

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Senate Watchdog Targets High-Prescribing Medicaid Docs

An influential U.S. senator is grilling officials in nearly three-dozen states, demanding to know how they are cracking down on physicians who prescribe massive amounts of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

Senate Watchdog Targets High-Prescribing Medicaid Docs

Sunday, January 22, 2012

NC now looking to scrutinize how Medicaid dispensed to children

In the grocery store, a child goes through the produce isle picking up items and biting into them. When mom tries to stop him, he takes a bite out of her. Meanwhile, the child has managed to get the attention of shoppers and workers alike.

NC now looking to scrutinize how Medicaid dispensed to children

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

U.S. to tell drugmakers to disclose payments to doctors

To head off medical conflicts of interest, the Obama administration is poised to require drug companies to disclose the payments they make to doctors for research, consulting, speaking, travel and entertainment.

U.S. to tell drugmakers to disclose payments to doctors

Monday, January 16, 2012

Antidepressants during pregnancy could cause hypertension in lungs of child

SSRIs were recently reported of being unable to treat depressive symptoms satisfactorily. This study by scientists at Karolinska Institutet has put forward that SSRI anti- depressants consumed during pregnancy could lead to high blood pressure in the lungs of children.

Antidepressants during pregnancy could cause hypertension in lungs of child

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

FDA: Shortage of ADHD Drug



The FDA is limiting production of Adderal to curb cases of abuse, but now patients are complaining that they cannot find pharmacies to fill their prescriptions.

Diabetic, Low Income Mothers Linked to Children With Higher ADHD Risk

Diabetic, Low Income Mothers Linked to Children With Higher ADHD Risk

A new study has found gestational diabetes or low social economic status doubled the risk for children developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and collectively increases the risk of 14-fold.

Why are we drugging our children?




Hon. Alannah MacTiernan was first elected to WA State Parliament in 1993 as Member of the Legislative Council and in 1996 as the member for Armadale in the Legislative Assembly. Alannah served as WA Minister for Planning and Infrastructure from 2001- 2008. Alannah officially resigned from state parliament on 19 July 2010 and is the currently the Mayor of the city of Vincent in Western Australia.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mind-altering drugs overdone in foster care

A government report says thousands of Medicaid patients in foster care are routinely overprescribed psychotropic and psychotic drugs.

Mind-altering drugs overdone in foster care