Preschoolers


More Spent on Psych Drugs for preschool kids than antibiotics or asthma – AP Mon, 17 May 2004 Data analysis by MEDCO, the nation’s largest prescription benefit manager found that between 2000–2003 there was a 49% increase in the use of psychotropic drugs for children and a 369% increase in […]

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NIH Conflict of Interest Rules_”Option of Corruption”_ children victimized Tue, 18 May 2004 Lawmakers accused leaders of the National Institutes of Health of encouraging “the option of corruption.” NIH medical researchers, who receive the highest salaries in government, think they, unlike others, are entitled to moonlight while employed at taxpayers […]

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NY Times Whitewashes Ritalin Experiment in Preschool Kids Sat, 16 Nov 2002 A story in The New York Times magazine about a controversial government sponsored drug experiment avoids examining the tough issues. Instead, it describes the growing pains of an apparently normal 4 year old boy, Sam, whose parents enrolled […]

NY Times Whitewashes Ritalin Experiment in Preschool Kids



Psychiatry and Preschoolers Tue, 1 Jul 2003 There was a time that doctors followed the precautionary “do no harm” principle when prescribing drugs. But the practice of medicine has changed radically as physicians have increasingly become financially tied to the pharmaceutical industry. Among psychiatrists it is difficult to find one […]

Psychiatry and Preschoolers


Antidepressant Ban for Kids Puts Pressure On U.S. / Canada Mon, 15 Dec 2003 The British government ban for use of all but one SSRI antidepressant drug in children and teens (Dec 10, 2003) is reverberating wherever these drugs are widely prescribed. The action was taken after an independent committee […]

Antidepressant Ban for Kids Puts Pressure On U.S. / Canada


Babies given mind altering drugs in Florida / 68 Paxil Withdrawal Victims File Lawsuit Wed, 24 Sep 2003 The serious problems that children in foster care have, are compounded by the scourge of psychotropic drugs which they are forced to take. The Miami Herald reports that the Florida Statewide Advocacy […]

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AHRP Speaks Out AHRP Press Briefing 9/14/04: Antidepressants & suicide-related risks for children Open Letter to NIMH re Prozac & Concealed Suicide Attempts Open Letter to Officials at NIMH AHRP Briefing 2/2/04: Scientists present suicide evidence Conflicts of Interest policy – New York Times Phase I Drug Trials Used Foster […]

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  AHRP InfoMail Declaration of Helsinki Nuremberg Code Hippocratic Oath Return to Home Page Prescribing Ritalin for Pre-Schoolers FYI A Feb. 4, 2002 press release by The National Institutes ofHealth (NIH) announces a new "finding" by researchers from theNational Institute of Environmental Health Resources (NIEHR). They claim that"more than 15 percent […]

Pre-School Children on Ritalin 2/13/02



THE IMPACT OF THE FDA MODERNIZATION ACT ON THE RECRUITMENT OF CHILDREN FOR RESEARCH Vera Hassner Sharav Published in ETHICAL HUMAN SCIENCES & SERVICES Summer 2003, vol. 5 pp. 83-108 Abstract This paper argues that contrary to the claims made by the research stakeholders in industry, academia and government, the […]

The Impact of the FDA Modernization Act on the Recruitment ...