ADD: Truth in Advertising. December 15, 2013Posted by rogerhollander in Health, Mental Health.
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The New York Times has recently published a long investigative piece on how the pharmaceutical industry is creating huge demands for its Attention Deficit Disorder Drugs by promoting unnecessary diagnoses to doctors, parents and even directly to children . You can read the entire article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/health/the-selling-of-attention-deficit-disorder.html?hp&_r=0
It amazes me to see to what lengths of deception and outright lies the industry will go to increase their profits at the expense of our children’s and our own health. Here is one example.
“A.D.H.D. patient advocates often say that many parents resist having their child evaluated because of the stigma of mental illness and the perceived risks of medication. To combat this, groups have published lists of “Famous People With A.D.H.D.” to reassure parents of the good company their children could join with a diagnosis. One, in circulation since the mid-1990s and now posted on the psychcentral.com information portal beside two ads for Strattera, includes Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo and Socrates.”
I can only assume that the Greek government of the time was cooperating with the NSA to obtain Socrates’ medical records.
Roger/Dec. 15, 2013