Re: Mass Drugging

Mon, 06 Dec 1999 13:31:41 +0100

It appears as if Ian Goddard <> wrote:
|It's amazing to think that as of 1996, 10 to 12 percent
|of schoolboys in the U.S were on an addictive drug, Ritalin,
|about which the manufacture states: "Sufficient data on safety
|and efficacy of long-term use of Ritalin in children are not yet
|available. ... Long-term effects of Ritalin in children have not
|been well established." (1998) While the statements are an effort
|to avoid liability for any harm caused by their product, they're
|also largely true: after being on the market for decades, there
|are few if any long-term studies on Ritalin use. But there are
|some clues. The manufacture's insert also notes that growth
|suppression has been reported. Some research suggests
|the possibility of brain atrophy after chronic use.

In the olden days a drug called ``Ritalina'' existed which contained amphetamines. Would the ``Ritalin'' be identical to ``Ritalina''? The manufacturer made ``Ritalina'' for people who wanted to lose weight.

As some doctors order amphetamines for young humans diagnosed with DAMP, the above identity hypothesis seems to hold its water, as it were.