Thursday, May 29, 2014

CDC Medical Child Abuse Report: Ten Thousand Plus Toddlers Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs

Psychotropic Drug Regimens are Medical Child Abuse

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an unreasonable number of children under the age of three are the recipients of psychotic medications. This information coupled with last month's New York Times report that 6 million children are under treatment for psychosomatic disorders raises the question of professional misconduct.

Because the FDA has no authority to regulate the practice of medicine, these subjective childhood mental illness determinations strongly indicate that some physicians have been abusing the country's carte blanche prescription delivery system.

This laissez-faire marketplace has been beneficial to pharmaceutical manufacturers and drug prescribers but not to the children who have no say in the matter.

The behavior-altering drugs under scrutiny are not FDA authorized for use in children under the age of six but physicians may recommend medications outside their intended use.  It has long been verified that these Class II substances pose significant risks to patients, especially children.

Although troubled by the data, the CDC offered no suggestions on how to dissuade physicians from approving dangerous substances for three-year olds and other children.

Doping minors, many of whom are state wards, for economic gain is an indefensible enterprise. The Department of Health and Human Services reports that in 2011 there were 400,500 children under state protection available for research projects.

Consideration: If physicians were charged with medical child abuse these predatory prescription practices would cease.

Medical Child Abuse References:

"Psychotropic Drugs: What Are They? "—ABC News—2011

" Atypical Antipsychotic Use Among Medicaid-Insured Children and Adolescents: Duration, Safety, and Monitoring Implications " —Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology—April 2014

" Psychotropic Meds for Georgia Youth in Foster Care: Who Decides ? " — Georgia Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children—January 2011

" Payment of clinical research subjects " — The Journal of Clinical Investigation—2005

" The Justina Pelletier Medical Experiment "— Daily Kos—April 2014

" What Killed Rebecca Riley "—60 Minutes—2007

Watchdog Says Report of 10,000 Toddlers on ADHD Drugs Tip of the Iceberg —274,000 0-1 Year Olds and 370,000 Toddlers Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs— Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)—May 2014

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