May 30, 2010
by Christina England
Big Pharma’s only interest in society today is profit. Healthy people are of no use to them whatsoever, after all a healthy person does not need a cure. So bearing this in mind a few adverse reactions here and there do not worry the likes of Glaxo Smith Kline, Merck and Eli Lilly because where there is an adverse reaction there is the chance to prescribe another drug.
I wonder just how many Americans are aware of the fact that a reported 4 and 8 million children are on the drug Ritalin. That’s right, a staggering 4 to 8 million of all USA children are diagnosed with ADHD and some of these children are on Ritalin which is a stimulant from under the age of 5years old. Evelyn Pringle has reported on this fact in her article Kids on ADHD drugs: A dangerous path to addiction She says:-
“More recent statistics show a 369 percent increase in spending on ADHD drugs for children under 5. From 2000 to 2003, the rise in the use of attention deficit drugs by children under 5 years contributed to an overall 23 percent increase for all children, according to an analysis by the nation’s largest prescription benefit manager, Medco Health Solutions.”
If this was not bad enough, I have found reports of babies of under the age of 1 years old, being put on this drug by their GP’s, as this article GPs ‘giving Ritalin to babies under a year old clearly shows.
Can you believe these tiny babies are being prescribed a drug so powerful it can cause horrendous side effects, including mania, psychosis, hallucinations, depersonalization, suicidal ideation, heart attack, stroke and sudden death? This report does say however, that Andrea Bilbow, the chief executive of ADHD charity Addiss, dismissed the research that lead to the article as “misleading” and claimed that the disorder was still “under-diagnosed and under prescribed. Mind you, Andrea would say that, after all her ADHD support group ADDISS has been heavily funded for years by many of the drug companies that supply ADHD drugs and this fact was reported by Daniel Foggo in THE TELEGRAPH in ADHD advice secretly paid for by drugs companies although, how even she can stoop as low as to condone babies under 1 year old being prescribed a powerful drug like Ritalin is totally beyond me.