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Written Testimony Needed – Florida Child Antipsychotic Drugging

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is inviting the public to provide written testimony (until December 24) concerning the Medicaid coverage of atypical antipsychotics on children.    This is the official notice: http://ahca.myflorida.com/docs/AdHocWebCancellationMessagev2.pdf
 
Atypical antipsychotics are the newest, most expensive high powered antipsychotic drugs – heavily marketed to state Medicaid programs. (Your tax dollars)
“Evidence is mounting that they can cause rapid weight gain, diabetes, even death”. St. Petersburg Times, July 29, 2007 Read the rest of this entry »

Bipolar Children, Antipsychotics, and Dr. Joseph Biederman

“Papers reveal push on drug firm funds Prominent doctor tied to efforts”
 
Newly disclosed court documents portray Dr. Joseph Biederman, a leading Harvard child psychiatrist, as courting drug company money by promising that his work at Massachusetts General Hospital would help promote the use of antipsychotic drugs for youngsters diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Read the rest of this entry »

Drug Lobbyists Go After the Brains of Children

Big Pharma´s drug lobby machine (the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) increased its financial arm-twisting of Congress by 25% in 2007 – in an effort to ward off competition and lock in bogus psychiatric medication sales to children. 

 

Drug companies are struggling because their products don´t work for preventive health and they can´t make money just using them for appropriate uses. Their main trade group [PhRMA] spent $22 million in 2007 to buy favors from Congress. 

 

Partly this money was spent trying to maintain a legal monopoly – such as blocking less expensive drug re-importation, preventing fair-price drug negotiations for Medicare, manipulating patent laws to extend drug profits, and ensuring direct to consumer ads continue. 

 

However, most of the increase in spending was to get Congress to reauthorize the State Children´s Health Insurance Program, a program to get and keep low-income kids on mind altering drugs – a cash cow worth billions for Big Pharma. These drugs cause permanent adverse alterations in the developing nervous system of children. There is a reason every school-related mass murder involves shooters that have been on psych drugs. 

 

I´m all in favor of needed health care for any child. However, psych drugs do not replace the responsibility of parents to provide a home and family, the quality of food fed to children, and learning skills about how to live. Solving this problem is easy – provide health care for children but don´t cover the sale of any psych medication. Immediately you would find that Big Pharma no longer cares about children´s health.

 

Bill Haymin

March 09, 2008

Byron Richards, CCN

 

Source: http://www.wellnessresources.com

Doctor Who Sparked Bipolar in Children to be Questioned Under Oath!

Boston Globe
Papers reveal push on drug firm funds
Prominent doctor tied to efforts
By Carey Goldberg
November 25, 2008  
 
Newly disclosed court documents portray Dr. Joseph Biederman, a leading Harvard child psychiatrist, as courting drug company money by promising that his work at Massachusetts General Hospital would help promote the use of antipsychotic drugs for youngsters diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Read the rest of this entry »

Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized

New York Times
Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized
By GARDINER HARRIS 
November 18, 2008

WASHINGTON — Powerful antipsychotic medicines are being used far too cavalierly in children, and federal drug regulators must do more to warn doctors of their substantial risks, a panel of federal drug experts said Tuesday.  

Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized

Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized

More than 389,000 children and teenagers were treated last year with Risperdal, one of five popular medicines known as atypical antipsychotics. Of those patients, 240,000 were 12 or younger, according to data presented to the committee. In many cases, the drug was prescribed to treat attention deficit disorders. Read the rest of this entry »

Children and Hard Psych Drugs

I just found an older article from the Sept 2007 New American written by the attorney of a six year old boy being forcibly drugged by the state:

“Twelve adults gathered in a small, closed courtroom to decide how many powerful, anti-psychotic drugs that the child, who is currently in the custody of the state, would be required to take. The patient did not have a voice, since he was not there. No doctor was present, but plenty of lawyers were. The little boy’s lawyer saw nothing wrong with drugging him into a stupor. As the attorney for the heartbroken mother, I spoke against the whole idea; I suggested to the court that other factors may be causing the child’s problems, and that the compulsory administration of drugs by the state was simply an excuse to avoid addressing those issues. Read the rest of this entry »