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It was developed by Oskar Dressel and Richard Kothe of Bayer, Germany in 1916, and is still sold by Bayer under the brand name Germanin
originally posted by: FelisOrion
Side effects - Autism related death
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: ketsuko
A course of the drug currently costs $27USD.
It's free in poorer countries, supplied by WHO and is owned by Bayer.
originally posted by: Azureblue
originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
a reply to: Azureblue
I don't believe there's ever been any solid, peer reviewed evidence that vaccines cause autism. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
No, I wont correct you, I will let you get on with doing your own research but in the mean time feel free to get yourself and your kids vaccinated.
originally posted by: DiaJax
a reply to: Azureblue
Autism Study was Fake
One fake study got everyone all worked up.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: trollz
This is promising - my nephew has acute autism and I flicked your link to my sister to take a look, she is a member of the Autism Association of WA (Western Australia).
originally posted by: Kalixi
I believe that autism is the next stage of human evolution.
If you look at history most of the stand out genius were autistic (or displayed traits of). Most people with Aspergers (the previous term for high functioning autists) have high IQs and can perceive and make connections about details that non-autists miss. Most austists have at least one supercharged sense.
Take Savants for example; incredibly gifted. The man who the Rain Man character was based on could tell you what day of the week 17/8/236BC was but he could not dress himself. A documentary experiment depicted an artist who was taken to the top of a NY skyscraper for 15mins and 3 months later drew a perfect photoreal image of what he saw that day including a woman staring out a window etc. Autists can truly think outside the box because in a sense they weren't born with a box to begin with. Autists can often rub people up the wrong way because they can be too honest and use logic when making statements no matter how politically incorrect it is.
Scientists have found that an autists brain is structurally different and processes more info at once. In the case of severe autism where a child will remain mute and make repetitive motions - they are so overloaded and their brains can't filter out things like background noise, and visual stimuli so the child 'shuts' down as a way of coping with the overwhelming stimuli.
Whilist I think it's a great thing for a mute child to be given one dose of a medication and suddenly start interacting with the world - I worry that it will be over prescribed to high functioning autists. Imagine the inventions, the art and the free thinking that we would lose.