posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 11:11 AM
Now this is a HUGE problem, which needs much more attention than it gets, imho.
And it is not relegated solely to the states, because as we know, the UK is heavily medicated as well.
But this escalation in children being given pharmaceutical meds at early ages to band-aid problems is an alarming statistic. Locally where I am, there
was a recent drug sting at a couple of the high schools. What they found, moreso than narcotics were tons of prescription pharmaceuticals
as xanax and anti-depression meds, which several of the kids had been prescribed
Putting overweight kids at a young age on anti-hypertensive meds, instead of treating the root cause of the problem (obesity) is something that needs
changing, big time. These meds are not to be trifled with.
This particular group cites more 1/4 of all kids & teens are taking some sort of pharmaceutical drug, and I would venture to say they are probably
pretty accurate. That is something we should all be watching carefully, and if you have children, try to encourage, and assist them in healthy living
and exersizing before taking them into a doctor to have them drugged up with meds.
(visit the link for the full news article)