Florida’s prescription rate for antipsychotics to young children drops hugely

This is really exciting news over all from the St. Petersburg Times: Nudged by public pressure, Florida health officials took a baby step last year toward reining in the use of power­ful antipsychotic drugs among children: They began requiring that doctors get approval before giving these drugs to kids under 6 on the Medicaid program.... Continue Reading →

Ugh! The lets just add another drug for that pesky side-effect phenomena again!!

On Medical News Today the study they report on show using modafinil (Provigil) to help control that nasty weight-gain side effect. The other day I posted that it's been found that Provigil is ADDICTIVE just like the antipsychotics they want to add it onto. So once again we start adding on the drugs. And now... Continue Reading →

Why is the fact that we all trip over our dogs and cats such big news??

I'm on dozens of health feeds. I've gotten more articles about how we trip over our dogs and cats and end up in ER 86,000 times a year then I get for all sorts of REAL health news. I guess we should all get rid of our animals now. And while we're at it, perhaps... Continue Reading →

ADHD drugs—no long term efficacy but definite long-term risks

Again tired and I've been writing all morning in correspondence with a new friend so I'm posting this without comment. You guys leave the commentary. I actually have a lot of thoughts, so they may come out in comments if someone gets them going. Article on a recent study on drugs and ADHD in The... Continue Reading →

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