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There is a fresh agenda afoot to begin diagnosing children as young as six years of age with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and drugging them with dangerous medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (dextroamphetamine and amphetamine), and Prozac (fluoxetine). And the mainstream media seems to be working lockstep with medical journals to create the illusion that doing this is vital for childhood health and development.
GlaxoSmithKline fined over healthcare fraud
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $US3 billion in fines, in the largest case of healthcare fraud in United States history.
GSK was fined for marketing drugs for unauthorised uses, holding back safety data, and cheating the US government's Medicaid program.
The US Justice Department said the company misbranded its drugs Paxil and Wellbutrin, while making unbacked claims for its diabetes drug Avandia.
The department said GSK targeted the antidepressant Paxil to patients under age 18 when it was approved for adults only, and pushed the drug Wellbutrin for uses it was not approved for, including weight loss and treatment of sexual dysfunction.
The company went to extreme lengths to promote the drugs, such as distributing a misleading medical journal article and providing doctors with meals and spa treatments that amounted to illegal kickbacks, prosecutors said.
Originally posted by aceshark1234
adhd drugs are often very powerful stimulants which are the cause of serious problems in recreational users).
Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786
My daughter is 5 years old and she's very energetic and active. She also talks a lot. She constantly wants attention.