Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized

Info Document Actions Print this This article in The New York Times details new efforts to regulate the prescribing of antipsychotic drugs (also known as “neuroleptics”) to children. Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized Date Published: Nov 18, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Gardiner Harris Source: New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/health/policy/19fda.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin WASHINGTON — Powerful antipsychotic medicines…

“Are Our Leading Pediatricians Drug Industry Shills?”

Info Document Actions Print this In this opinion piece, Lawrence Diller explores the implications of Joseph Biederman’s undeclared $1.6 million in drug company consultation fees. “Are Our Leading Pediatricians Drug Industry Shills?” Date Published: Jul 13, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Lawrence Diller, M.D. Source: San Francisco Chronicle Most parents have neverheard of him, but Joseph…

Congressional hearing held on psychiatric drugging of USA foster care kids

Info The US Congress held a public hearing about the way youth in foster care are often given large amounts of powerful psychiatric drugs, without adequate oversight, accountability, information, alternatives and advocacy. Vera Sharav of Alliance for Human Research Protection issued this report. Rep. McDermott announced the US congressional hearing on foster care psychiatric drugging.…

USA legislator McDermott holds hearings on foster care psychiatric drugging.

Info Hearings are being held in US Congress on 8 May 2008 about the abuse of foster care youth by psychiatric drugging. Rep. Jim McDermott holds a hearing on psychiatric drugging in foster care. [forwarded message from US Congressperson Jim McDermott] ADVISORY FROM THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INCOME SECURITY AND FAMILY…

PBS Exposes Psychiatric Drugging of USA Children

Info Public television’s “Frontline” is airing a show Tuesday, 8 January 2008, on the psychiatric drugging of USA children, particularly with the super-powerful “antipsychotic” or neuroleptic drugs. PBS show Frontline exposes neuroleptic psychiatric drugging of children. [Forwarded News Release from PBS:] FRONTLINE http://www.pbs.org/frontline/ This Week: “The Medicated Child” *THIS* Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at 9pm…

Mental screening for young to begin

Info Document Actions Print this Here’s a front page story in the Boston Globe about Massachusetts youth being targeted for psychiatric screening, which can mean lots more youth put on psychiatric drugs without advocacy, alternatives, information or rights. Mental screening for young to begin Date Published: Dec 27, 2007 01:00 AM Author: Carey Goldberg, Globe…