It would be easier to accept the usefulness of the medication if the drug companies didn't have such a big part to play in it (and massive financial interest which is not always so apparent to us in the UK).
(Original post by suttd)
You can't really just claim that medication doesn't work. Do you have any idea the number of years of long term trials and analysis a drug goes through to be accepted as a prescription medicine.
I think we have suggested this as a possibility more than once earlier in this topic, but if you have a link to the research that backs this up that would certainly be interesting reading.
(Original post by suttd)
Also, for those of you against it, there's research showing that the problem is actually hard wired into people's brains. They think it's because of the recent changes in children's TV; very short shows, like 10 minutes, are played in very quick succession so kids don't become used to focusing for a long time.
Last edited by ufo2012; 20-06-2012 at 03:25.
This is not entirely new, as it was suspected for some time by various parties, but:
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history.
The drug giant is to plead guilty to promoting two drugs for unapproved uses and failing to report safety data about a diabetes drug to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The case concerns the drugs Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia.
Deputy US Attorney General James Cole told a news conference in Washington DC that the settlement was "unprecedented in both size and scope".
In addition, GSK has been found guilty of paying kickbacks to doctors.
And on it goes...
The drugs of interest here are Paxil and Wellbutrin. Paxil primarily used for treatment of depression, though some years ago they thought it could be useful for some ADHD kids (but in many cases found out to the detriment, this and many other issues associated with Paxil, so they scaled back on this). Wellbutrin then took a similar position, so a kid could be found on Ritalin + Wellbutrin to help them.
Although these 'drugs' will probably disappear and no longer be used, be sure that something else will come along and take their place.
It helps show where the interests of the drug companies really are though... for all we know, the same some day could happen with Ritalin.
Last edited by ufo2012; 03-07-2012 at 03:20.
No thanks keep your ritalin don't want anything to do with it and if it bothers you so much just keep out of this thread!
(Original post by unoh)
hey mister guess what ill sell u some ritalin and u can run away and leave everyone alone.
lol ... 'supposedly have it you mean? It's getting difficult to tell the reality of it all!
(Original post by Muscovite)
Gonna take a wild guess... you have ADHD?
Last edited by ufo2012; 05-07-2012 at 02:04.