Friday, June 22, 2007

Pharmaceutical Company Recruitment Schemes and Teen Suicide

A researcher has discovered that most child suicides in Florida were by children on psychotropic drug such as anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. Would it surprise you to learn that there are FDA warnings on such drugs that specifically mention that these drugs can cause suicide?

Really we shouldn't be surprised that the warnings say the drugs cause kids to kill themselves and sure enough the statistics show that most child suicides are by children on these drugs.

The researcher analyzed every autopsy and toxicology report on every child suicide in the state of Florida from 2000 to 2004. "The majority," he says, "had already received psychiatric drug treatment even with the FDA warnings that say these drugs can cause mania, suicide, psychosis, worsening depression and even homicidal thoughts."

Right now the big pharmaceutical companies are busy (as one executive said on the Bloomberg Business Channel) "booming their share of the pediatric market." They use such recruiting schemes as TeenScreen and having "authorities" in the psychiatric industry promote the idea that toddlers need to be on anti-psychotic medication. The end result for the "market share" (or perhaps we should use the older word "children") is death, labeling for life and all the other adverse physical and mental side-effects caused by these drugs.

Read this two part article and then take some action:
Lawmakers Want to End Big Pharma Recruitment Schemes - Part 1
Lawmakers Want to End Big Pharma Recruitment Schemes - Part 2

More on TeenScreen:
The Making of Mental Patients - Inside TeenScreen
TeenScreen - What is it?

Sign the petition:
Stop TeenScreen's Unscientific and Experimental "Mental Health Screening" of American School Children
Then contact your elected representative and ask him or her to support bill H.R. 2387: To prohibit the use of Federal funds for any universal or mandatory mental health screening program.

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