Friday, March 17, 2006

THE DRUGGING OF AMERICAS CHILDREN...

Dangerous prescription drugs are being forced down our kids' throats... and no one seems to care. Parents are more worried about work than their own children and would rather have drugged-out zombies that they don't have to deal with, than energetic, inquisitive little minds they have to nurture....
Anti-psychotic drugs are becoming increasingly used to tame attention deficit disorder and other behavioral problems in children, despite the fact there's no evidence they work. Researchers at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital found the annual number of children prescribed anti-psychotic drugs has jumped fivefold between 1995 and 2002, to an estimated two-point-five million. The author of the study, Doctor William Cooper, says the findings are worrisome. Cooper says large scale studies on the drug's effects are needed on children to determine if there are serious problems like weight gain, elevated cholesterol and diabetes. Anti-psychotics are intended for use against schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses.