1 in 4 Children Using Prescription Drugs
Poisoning Kids with Prescription Medications:
A new sickening statistic was raised in a report from Medco Health Solutions Inc. saying that one in every four children is now regularly taking a pharmaceutical drug. Even worse the study suggests that a good portion of these drugs were never intended for children to begin with and most of them have not been studied for long term effects in children.
From statins, blood pressure and diabetes medications to sleeping pills and antihypertensives, kids and teens are being prescribed medicines that we’re once considered only for adults.
The numbers are absolutely appalling, the number of people under 19 that are being “treated” with antihypertensives is expected to reach 5.5 million next year. What once was treated with good old fashion discipline and parenting is now being considered a disease by the pharmaceutical industry.
Since when was being a kid a disease? When did kids start needing sleeping pills to sleep or weight loss pills to lose weight? It amazes me how many idiot parents allow there kids to be treated with these drugs.
WAKE UP! A hyperactive kid in not a medical emergency and it sure as hell does not require a mood altering drug. These doctors are nothing more than glorified drug dealers, and the parents are turning their kids into little addicts.
It’s time to start questioning the wisdom of pumping kids full of drugs. In my opinions it is borderline criminal and is going to really screw these kids up down the line. If doctors continue to be allowed to hand these drugs out like candy, the future health of this country is in for some serious trouble.