'Ritalin' Category

A commonly prescribed drug for children with “hyperactivity”. Ritalin has many side effects and is often used as a street drug.

Tom Cruise Is Right About Child Psychiatric Drugs

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

I recently read an article in the LA Times about Tom Cruise and his fight against psychiatry. The article points out the truth behind his message against psychiatry’s drugging of children and the fact that two other major celebrities are self acknowledged victims of psychiatry’s betrayal of children. The article says: “WHEN TOM CRUISE and his fellow Scientologists took a hammering earlier this year for their public opposition to psychiatric drugs, neither they nor their critics could have anticipated the releases in July and August of two weighty reports offering evidence that at least some psychiatric prescription-writing has run amok.”

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Adult ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Does It Exist?

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

I just ran across this great article by a University Professor about Adult ADHD (Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). In it, Dr. Mike S. Adams talks about his experience with students who have been falsely labeled with this fictional disease. I call it fictional because after doing plenty of research I have yet found any conclusive scientific evidence that ADHD is a biological brain disease.

I believe that the myth of ADHD has been enforced on our society by the giant pharmaceutical and psychiatric marketing & public relations machine. It’s a convenient way to hook people for life to become legalized drug users. After all, the drugs prescribed for this “disorder” like Ritalin & Adderall are classified as stimulants and placed on the same list by the US Drug Enforcement Agency as crack cocaine.

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ADHD Drug Adderall Causes 20 Deaths

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

I just ran across this article covering Adderall Deaths and the decision of Canadian health agency to pull the drug from the market.

The author covers the curious point of why does the FDA continue to allow this drug to be prescribed to children when it has been linked to the deaths of 20 children. In the article he says:

“This uncovers a fault in the regulation of pharmaceutical drugs: the absence of ongoing monitoring of the “performance” and especially the safety of drugs. Once approved, it appears that the FDA relies on voluntary reporting by the drug companies to tell it about side effects - a bit like having the fox guard the hen house.”

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Tom Cruise Sparks Interest In Ritalin Dangers

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

In this article by Charley Reese, he covers the media’s treatment of Tom Cruise and his campaign to make the public aware of the dangers of psychiatric drugs.

He also mentions that Ritalin is a harmful scourge that is damaging children. Mr. Reese says:

“As for Ritalin, which in my opinion is irresponsibly prescribed for millions of children, it is a stimulant in the same family as cocaine. Long-term studies show that it has no permanent therapeutic value. Furthermore, there is disagreement on whether the so-called attention-deficit disorder even exists. There are also some negative side effects of Ritalin.”

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European Commission Recommends: No Child Be Prescribed These Psychiatric Drugs

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has reported that Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has issued extremely strong warnings stating no child or adolescent should be prescribed SSRI antidepressants or the “ADHD� drug Strattera.

The European Commission confirming the recommendation of the Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has just issued the strongest warnings against child antidepressant use to date. This follows review of clinical trials that shows these drugs cause suicide and behavior like: aggression, anger and self-harm Some examples of the drugs covered by this warning are: Paxil, Effexor, Prozac, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft, Remeron, and Strattera. With these awful side effects, the agency said they should not be prescribed to children.

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Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall now top illegal street drug list

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

This report on illegal prescription drug use shows that children’s abuse of drugs like the psychiatric drugs Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall have now tripled.

The report found that teens who abused these types of drugs were twice as likely to use alcohol, five times as likely to use marijuana, 12 times likelier to use heroin and 21 times likelier to use cocaine.

The report also found that in 2002, controlled drugs were implicated in almost 30 percent of drug-related emergency room deaths while the number of prescription drug emergency room mentions in hospital logs increased by nearly 80 percent.

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Ritalin Use Linked To Cancer

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Federal Health officials are investigating a new link between Ritalin and cancer.

A recent study found that every one of the children tested experienced “significant chromosome abnormalities associated with increased risks of cancer and other adverse health effects” This is as reported in the Houston Chronicle in this article about the Ritalin and cancer link

Also studied were children who “become psychotic or who developed heart problems” as a result of taking Ritalin or Concerta (a newer longer lasting type of Ritalin).

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Children Forced To Use Psychiatric Drugs By Their Schools

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Hopefully this horrible practice of schools intimidating and forcing parents to drug their children will end soon. Often parents are coerced to put their kids on drugs like prozac and ritalin.

This article on a parent who had to fight hard against her child’s school just to keep her kid of Ritalin is an all too common example.

A bill sponsored by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., a member of the House Education Committee, would extend the Child Medication Safety Act to include psychotropic drugs such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. This is a much needed extension to the bill which would help bolster parents rights and the human rights of our children.

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