Re: Mass Drugging

Tue, 07 Dec 1999 13:23:03 +0100

It appears as if Harvey Newstrom <> wrote:
|I don't understand why this list is full of "hypotheses" that are propagated
|without the most basic fact checking. Why not just look up the composition
|of Ritalin to see if its identity is identical to amphetamine?

Actually there existed exactly one hypothesis in the text you commented, and a question of its validity.

|The Physician Desk Reference shows that Ritalin hydrochloride tablets
|contain methylphenidate hydrochloride, and that methylphenidate
|hydrochloride is methyl (alpha)-phenyl-2-piperidineacetate hydrochloride.

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For those list members who do live in the U.S.A.:

The PDR (Physician Desk Reference) appears to be a reference work printed on paper in the U.S.A. by Medical Economics Company Inc., a publisher of healthcare magazines and directories.

Medical Ecomics Company Inc. on the Internet <URL:> has the following policy:


                             Free on-line access to drug information
                             from the Physicians Desk Reference and
                             Stedman's Dictionary is granted only to
                             U.S.-based MD's, DO's and PA's in
                             full-time patient care practice. Other
                             professionals or consumers wishing to
                             access these particular features online
                             may subscribe online for $9.95/month or

I presume this answers your question: The Internet is not the U.S.A.