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Thread #133171 Message #3018520
Posted By: Emma B
29-Oct-10 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Subject: RE: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Gary Null (who produced the video 'The Drugging of Our Children') believes implicitly that physicians have an economic interest in sickness maintenance, not prevention
He co-authored a series of articles on cancer research, new therapies, and political influence for Penthouse, beginning with one entitled "The Great Cancer Fraud" in which he accused the medical profession of having a "solid-gold cancer train."
In 1999 Time critically wrote: "From a young reporter this is to be expected. But two decades later, Null, 54, is still warning of a variety of medical bogeymen out to gull a trusting public"
NULL IS ALSO A PROMOTER OF AIDS DENIALISM, THE BELIEF THAT HIV IS HARMLESS OR DOES NOT EXIST, and is not the cause of AIDS.
Null sells self-produced films on his website that promote AIDS denialism
His videos have been aired by PBS during pledge drives, but concern arose within PBS over the sensational claims they contained, with Ervin Duggan, the president of PBS, expressing concern with the network "opening the door to quacks and charlatans."
Null is the owner of the dietary supplement and media company Gary Null & Associates, Inc. Stephen Barrett of the alternative medicine watchdog website, Quackwatch has criticized the validity of several of his commercial products
As an American talk radio host and dietician Null is of course entitled to his point of view about medical conditions and their best treatment
Personally I would prefer to consider the view of Dr Billy Levin discussing ADHD
"There is a world of information, written by experts that is available for the purpose of enlightening people who have an interest in this field.
The amount of information is inconceivable and it is accurate and scientific.
There is equally as much, if not more, mis-information that is made public. This needs to be addressed very seriously.
FOR MANY REASONS IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE MIS-INFORMATION IS MORE READILY READ THAN THE FACTS.
This can only be a tragedy where patients are involved. This is not only my opinion. It can be justified with references.
It would be vital for any committee sitting to deliberate about the use of Ritalin, the pros the cons, the methods of assessment and diagnosis, to obtain correct information from authoritative sources and so counter mis-use due to ignorance.
This whole volatile and emotive situation about the use of Ritalin, and the diagnosis of these childrens' condition has been going on for probably the last 30 years or more without a final solution being reached. Yet throughout these years, one thing has been constant. Experts have always suggested that Ritalin is safe, effective, but needs to be used correctly for the right type of patient.
Ritalin is part of the treatment. It is not "THE" treatment..
These children do need motivation especially from the parents, educational help from the teachers and they have a very important role to play in overcoming their own problems."
- Ritalin, was one of the first medications introduced (amphetamines were first) to treat children with ADHD and it has been around for just about 50 years - first introduced in 1956