Breaking News: New York Times & Wall Street Journal (2/21/14) limit psych drugs in Medicare

NY Times: Plan to Limit Some Drugs in Medicare Is Criticized

The Obama administration’s proposal would remove the protected status from three classes of drugs that has been in place since the program’s inception in 2006: immunosuppressant drugs used in transplant patients, antidepressants and antipsychotic medicines. They include many well-known drugs, such as Wellbutrin, Paxil and Prozac to treat depression, and Abilify and Seroquel to treat schizophrenia.     Read more…

49 Million Americans are on psyche drugs (including children as young as one year old)

Research shows long-term exposure to psychiatric drugs has proven to be far more dangerous than originally anticipated, and includes the threat of medication-induced obesity, diabetes, heart disease, irreversible abnormal movements, emotional and cognitive disability, and an overall deterioration in the patient’s clinical condition and quality of life.  Read more…


Wall Street Journal: Drugged as Children, Foster-Care Alumni Speak Out

Use of Powerful Antipsychotics on Youths in Such Homes Comes Under Greater Scrutiny

Lucette Lagnado
Feb. 21, 2014 10:30 p.m. ET

MECHANICSBURG, PA.—As a teenager in foster care, Chris Nobles was on a steady diet of psychiatric drugs—an antidepressant, an anti-seizure medicine and a powerful antipsychotic.”It felt like having a very heavy blanket pressed against my mind,” he recalls.Mr. Nobles became a ward of the state of Pennsylvania at age 15.   Read story….

Half of All Foster Kids Are Drugged

There are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the US. More than half are medicated. Ciara Jackson pleads for government to stop medicating “wards of the state” like herself. Read…

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