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Thread #133171 Message #3018530
Posted By: GUEST,Steamin' Willie
29-Oct-10 - 10:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Subject: RE: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Jack, stop being silly and taking serious comments out of context to feed your weird views. Just because there are many kids that you describe, that doesn't mean that unnecessary make believe conditions aren't being "discovered" by those who just happen to have the antidote...
Normal behaviour is being turned into clinical conditions. I'm not saying, just repeating it having been convinced of the argument from my lay perspective.
The British Medical Journal, the New England Journal of Medicine, (I think that is what it is called, no copies lying around at present,) or Bad Science by Ben whassisname as references to dig into if you are minded.
In the meantime, giving medication for things that do not need medication, never needed it and in many cases down to a spurious condition, the research for which was kick started by a drug company.
All they have to do is show a result slightly better than placebo, (50/50 chance at worst) and they can market it in most countries. Those countries who refuse get their other drugs at higher prices till they back down. (The NHS Prescription Pricing Authority can write the book on that one.)
Lazy prescribing by GPs who reluctantly accept that writing a prescription gets the ruddy woman and her funny looking kid (FLK) out of his consulting room quicker. (The British Medical Association, the UK doctors' trade union, used lazy prescribing of antibiotics as proof that the government want more throughput of patients. they admitted that this leads to giving the things out as it is quicker than explaining that they don't really need them!)