Panel rejects strongest warnings on A...

Panel rejects strongest warnings on ADHD drugs

There are 30 comments on the CTV.ca story from Mar 22, 2006, titled Panel rejects strongest warnings on ADHD drugs. In it, CTV.ca reports that:

The consensus move by the Food and Drug Administration's pediatric advisory committee leaves in doubt whether the agency will require the so-called "black-box'' labels on the drugs, which include Ritalin.

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UN-employed

Bronx, NY

#2 Mar 23, 2006
This is an ownership society.
As an alpha member, why should I care about someone else's screwed up kid. So what if they don't learn. So what if they get heart attacks. It is their own fault for not reading everything more carefully.

I know RITALIN is bad, I wouldn't take it. Why do THEY. I'm tired of they, they they - and them. THEM, them, them.

They want everything, no matter which them I mean. I'm tired of LIBERAL SOCIALISTS (RED COMMIES) coddling the sick, the old, the poor, and the young.
LET THEM SHIFT FOR THEMSELVES.
Eskimoes put their old out to die, why can't we?

All my TV shows tell me that the LIBERAL MEDIA is at fault. They wouldn't lie to me, so it is the LIBERAL MEDIA at fault.

GET OFF MY BACK, LIBERALS.
Stop letting in MEXICANS.
Stop giving my job to BLACKS.
Stop telling my woman she is my equal.
Stop trying to steal my gun.
Stop trying to protect these little screwed up kids.

And DAMMIT stop threatening my marrage with HOMOSEXUALS!

My God is alive, sorry about yours, LIBERALS!
Let them all die, and God will sort them out.

George Bush is my President, so there!
kba

Aliso Viejo, CA

#3 Mar 23, 2006
UN-employed wrote:
This is an ownership society.
As an alpha member, why should I care about someone else's screwed up kid. So what if they don't learn. So what if they get heart attacks. It is their own fault for not reading everything more carefully.

I know RITALIN is bad, I wouldn't take it. Why do THEY. I'm tired of they, they they - and them. THEM, them, them.

They want everything, no matter which them I mean. I'm tired of LIBERAL SOCIALISTS (RED COMMIES) coddling the sick, the old, the poor, and the young.
LET THEM SHIFT FOR THEMSELVES.
Eskimoes put their old out to die, why can't we?

All my TV shows tell me that the LIBERAL MEDIA is at fault. They wouldn't lie to me, so it is the LIBERAL MEDIA at fault.

GET OFF MY BACK, LIBERALS.
Stop letting in MEXICANS.
Stop giving my job to BLACKS.
Stop telling my woman she is my equal.
Stop trying to steal my gun.
Stop trying to protect these little screwed up kids.

And DAMMIT stop threatening my marrage with HOMOSEXUALS!

My God is alive, sorry about yours, LIBERALS!
Let them all die, and God will sort them out.

George Bush is my President, so there!
Homosexuals are threatening your marriage?? Thanks for putting me in a good mood.
Milena

United States

#4 Mar 23, 2006
Un-Employed.....

A bit stressed, are you?
MrBill

Holbrook, NY

#5 Mar 23, 2006
Milena wrote:
Un-Employed.....

A bit stressed, are you?
Don't make me come down to Pompano
Milena

United States

#6 Mar 23, 2006
What?
I'm shaking in my booties....
Get a life!
kba

Aliso Viejo, CA

#7 Mar 23, 2006
Milena wrote:
What?
I'm shaking in my booties....
Get a life!
LMAO!!!! Too funny!!
George

Ripley, Canada

#8 Mar 23, 2006
UN-employed wrote:
This is an ownership society.
As an alpha member, why should I care about someone else's screwed up kid. So what if they don't learn. So what if they get heart attacks. It is their own fault for not reading everything more carefully.

I know RITALIN is bad, I wouldn't take it. Why do THEY. I'm tired of they, they they - and them. THEM, them, them.

They want everything, no matter which them I mean. I'm tired of LIBERAL SOCIALISTS (RED COMMIES) coddling the sick, the old, the poor, and the young.
LET THEM SHIFT FOR THEMSELVES.
Eskimoes put their old out to die, why can't we?

All my TV shows tell me that the LIBERAL MEDIA is at fault. They wouldn't lie to me, so it is the LIBERAL MEDIA at fault.

GET OFF MY BACK, LIBERALS.
Stop letting in MEXICANS.
Stop giving my job to BLACKS.
Stop telling my woman she is my equal.
Stop trying to steal my gun.
Stop trying to protect these little screwed up kids.

And DAMMIT stop threatening my marrage with HOMOSEXUALS!

My God is alive, sorry about yours, LIBERALS!
Let them all die, and God will sort them out.

George Bush is my President, so there!
Okay, everything is fine, now open your mouth and take your Ritalin! Good Boy!
just wondering

Westbrookville, NY

#9 Mar 23, 2006
i have a family member that does take ritalin it only works for 2 months then it doesn't seem to work any more . We are trying to find some one to talk to to see if there is any thing else out there that will help we have tried many things over the years .
kba

Aliso Viejo, CA

#10 Mar 23, 2006
just wondering wrote:
i have a family member that does take ritalin it only works for 2 months then it doesn't seem to work any more . We are trying to find some one to talk to to see if there is any thing else out there that will help we have tried many things over the years .
omg!! If this kid is under 10 just take him off the drug. You need some other help. This is so sickI can't even tell you.
George

Ripley, Canada

#11 Mar 23, 2006
just wondering wrote:
i have a family member that does take ritalin it only works for 2 months then it doesn't seem to work any more . We are trying to find some one to talk to to see if there is any thing else out there that will help we have tried many things over the years .
How old is the person on the ritalin. Is it an adult or a child. It is never safe to stop a drug immediately, they have to be weaned off slowly. Check with your Physician,
or talk to a qualified medical personnel. Don't take any advice except from someone in the medical field, and if you don't like the information. Seek a second opinion.
Liberal

Novato, CA

#12 Mar 24, 2006
UN-employed wrote:
This is an ownership society.
As an alpha member, why should I care about someone else's screwed up kid. So what if they don't learn. So what if they get heart attacks. It is their own fault for not reading everything more carefully.

I know RITALIN is bad, I wouldn't take it. Why do THEY. I'm tired of they, they they - and them. THEM, them, them.

They want everything, no matter which them I mean. I'm tired of LIBERAL SOCIALISTS (RED COMMIES) coddling the sick, the old, the poor, and the young.
LET THEM SHIFT FOR THEMSELVES.
Eskimoes put their old out to die, why can't we?

All my TV shows tell me that the LIBERAL MEDIA is at fault. They wouldn't lie to me, so it is the LIBERAL MEDIA at fault.

GET OFF MY BACK, LIBERALS.
Stop letting in MEXICANS.
Stop giving my job to BLACKS.
Stop telling my woman she is my equal.
Stop trying to steal my gun.
Stop trying to protect these little screwed up kids.

And DAMMIT stop threatening my marrage with HOMOSEXUALS!

My God is alive, sorry about yours, LIBERALS!
Let them all die, and God will sort them out.

George Bush is my President, so there!
If we are wondering why America has gone to Hell in hand basket, take some time and think about what this sick SOB is saying, close your eyes, then imagine when President Bush is at the podeumm giving a speech or trying to know what he is actually talking about...Then ask your self, "Why is it in the greatest land in the world we have a President who is actually the president with a 30% approval rate and is called my many countries the true #1 terroist and we are the most hated country in the world." I was terrorized by just hearing what are sick friend just wrote
clear

Newport Beach, CA

#13 Mar 24, 2006
Hello

You can actually STOP a stimulant drug without weaning off. The "half life" is so short it will be gone quickly. What you should NOT do is simply stop treating the person's adhd.

To the fool who said "this is sick" - yes it is! NOT treating or whipping up the media to frighten others into NOT treating IS SICK.

ADHD is more frequently occuring than depression, places an enormous financial burden on the us 100's of billions!! Imagine what ANY President could do with that money? Not to mention the drop in crime/drug abuse/alcohol abuse and so much more.

ADHD is a real condition which places EXTREME dangers in the path of those who have it - has a bigger effect on the life of kids than having asthma and WILL NOT simply go away because people say it is "sick" It happens due to an imbalance/lack of sensitivity to/lack of production of A HORMONE - just like diabetes.

I don't hear the voices in the gallery screaming for kids to stop insulin now do I ?????????
kba

Aliso Viejo, CA

#14 Mar 24, 2006
clear wrote:
Hello

You can actually STOP a stimulant drug without weaning off. The "half life" is so short it will be gone quickly. What you should NOT do is simply stop treating the person's adhd.

To the fool who said "this is sick" - yes it is! NOT treating or whipping up the media to frighten others into NOT treating IS SICK.

ADHD is more frequently occuring than depression, places an enormous financial burden on the us 100's of billions!! Imagine what ANY President could do with that money? Not to mention the drop in crime/drug abuse/alcohol abuse and so much more.

ADHD is a real condition which places EXTREME dangers in the path of those who have it - has a bigger effect on the life of kids than having asthma and WILL NOT simply go away because people say it is "sick" It happens due to an imbalance/lack of sensitivity to/lack of production of A HORMONE - just like diabetes.

I don't hear the voices in the gallery screaming for kids to stop insulin now do I ?????????
Using insulin is different than doping kids w/ ritalin. You showed a moment of intelligence at the beginning of your post. Parenting does wonders. Lazy people prefer drugs.
clear

Newport Beach, CA

#15 Mar 24, 2006
So - since you seem so incredibly well informed - can you offer some proof sources that support "parenting" as a solution for ADHD in children?

There are many emminent physicians who will tell you (supported by strong science) that poor parenting/laziness has NOTHING to do with it. It is a neurophysiological matter.

Can you also make clear what you mean by doping? I also offer to you the definition of a hormone - it is a chemical messenger - insulin to the pancreatic cells in diabetes, dopamine to the brain cells or neurons

Other than that - I suggest you avoid the application of your own beliefs as "factual". There is little help in offering up simple diatribe and poorly formed beliefs when it applies to the health and well being of our children of today - and tomorrow's hope!

Perhaps taking some time to read and research will leave you better informed - and if nothing else it will occupy your own neurons in a more appropritate manner.

TT
kba

Aliso Viejo, CA

#16 Mar 24, 2006
clear wrote:
So - since you seem so incredibly well informed - can you offer some proof sources that support "parenting" as a solution for ADHD in children?

There are many emminent physicians who will tell you (supported by strong science) that poor parenting/laziness has NOTHING to do with it. It is a neurophysiological matter.

Can you also make clear what you mean by doping? I also offer to you the definition of a hormone - it is a chemical messenger - insulin to the pancreatic cells in diabetes, dopamine to the brain cells or neurons

Other than that - I suggest you avoid the application of your own beliefs as "factual". There is little help in offering up simple diatribe and poorly formed beliefs when it applies to the health and well being of our children of today - and tomorrow's hope!

Perhaps taking some time to read and research will leave you better informed - and if nothing else it will occupy your own neurons in a more appropritate manner.

TT
Read again. I didn't say it was "factual". I used the word "parenting" casually, I'll admit. I've read quite a bit on this and I've read about the drugs that are prescribed. If you only think of ritalin alone you must realize it's crazy to give that drug to children. This new fad of drugging kids makes me ill. And it is my opionion that the majority of kids on drugs are from negligent families. It was my observation as a teacher. It's not a fact.
clear

Newport Beach, CA

#17 Mar 24, 2006
You are a teacher?

I am aghast. Do you not urge your charges to think before they speak or act? Especially in a public forum where those who may not be of such sound mental faculty as you would have us believe you are, the application of thought and a short "re-read" before hitting the Post Comment button will help.

Would it surprise you to know that one of the major issues facing ADHD individuals is the inability to do this.

Is there something you want to share with the group?

I would direct you to one piece of research funded by NIMH Called the MTA study - it should assist you in discerning fact from opinion and "drugs" from medications. Or do you categorize ADHD medications in the same grouping as ileagally sourced drugs.

If actions as yours are a typical predictor of teaching standards today then I am very glad my children are grown and cannot fall prey to it.

Goodbye and goodluck in your ongoing efforts
kba

Aliso Viejo, CA

#18 Mar 24, 2006
clear wrote:
You are a teacher?

I am aghast. Do you not urge your charges to think before they speak or act? Especially in a public forum where those who may not be of such sound mental faculty as you would have us believe you are, the application of thought and a short "re-read" before hitting the Post Comment button will help.

Would it surprise you to know that one of the major issues facing ADHD individuals is the inability to do this.

Is there something you want to share with the group?

I would direct you to one piece of research funded by NIMH Called the MTA study - it should assist you in discerning fact from opinion and "drugs" from medications. Or do you categorize ADHD medications in the same grouping as ileagally sourced drugs.

If actions as yours are a typical predictor of teaching standards today then I am very glad my children are grown and cannot fall prey to it.

Goodbye and goodluck in your ongoing efforts
Relax. This isn't a classroom. What's wrong w/ you? I taught phonix when it had been rejected for 2 decades. I know for a fact that my influence on my students was nothing but positive. I receive letters from parents and former students contantly telling me this and never have had one single parental confrontation of any kind.

I'm not stating that there is NEVER a case where medication is needed I'm stating that it is over prescribed at a scandalous rate and in many cases on the reccomendation of a teacher.
kba

Aliso Viejo, CA

#19 Mar 24, 2006
*recommendation
michelle

Earlwood, Australia

#20 Mar 28, 2006
UN-employed wrote:
This is an ownership society.
As an alpha member, why should I care about someone else's screwed up kid. So what if they don't learn. So what if they get heart attacks. It is their own fault for not reading everything more carefully.

I know RITALIN is bad, I wouldn't take it. Why do THEY. I'm tired of they, they they - and them. THEM, them, them.

They want everything, no matter which them I mean. I'm tired of LIBERAL SOCIALISTS (RED COMMIES) coddling the sick, the old, the poor, and the young.
LET THEM SHIFT FOR THEMSELVES.
Eskimoes put their old out to die, why can't we?

All my TV shows tell me that the LIBERAL MEDIA is at fault. They wouldn't lie to me, so it is the LIBERAL MEDIA at fault.

GET OFF MY BACK, LIBERALS.
Stop letting in MEXICANS.
Stop giving my job to BLACKS.
Stop telling my woman she is my equal.
Stop trying to steal my gun.
Stop trying to protect these little screwed up kids.

And DAMMIT stop threatening my marrage with HOMOSEXUALS!

My God is alive, sorry about yours, LIBERALS!
Let them all die, and God will sort them out.

George Bush is my President, so there!
I can't believe how ignorant some people can be.Unless you have and live with a child in day to day life who have adhd, you have no idea what you are talking about.I am a responsible parent who has looked into every possible avenue and as a last resort given my son medication after researching.He is being closely monitored and he is a much happier boy,slowly getting his self asteem back.So again,I say if you have not dealt with this you HAVE NO SAY!!!!!!
Confused

Elizabethtown, KY

#21 Apr 4, 2006
I do agree with Michelle. My daughter does have ADD, I would like to know more about the meds. It scares the hell out of me to think that some could be deadly. She does have low-self asteem & is a very angry child. I could use some good advice.

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