Psychotic Reaction: Treating ADHD In Maine

By Ed Silverman November 20th, 2008 Earlier this week, the FDA advisory committee slammed the rising use of antipsychotics in youngsters, particularly to treat attention deficit disorders. The meds, you see, were approved by the agency for schiozphrenia or bipolar disorder – and only recently for youngsters, in some cases (back story). The trend, […]

FDA Panel to Review Zyprexa Side Effects for Children

November 18th, 2008 At a meeting of the FDA’s Pediatric Advisory Committee today [11/18/08], potential label changes will be considered for Eli Lilly’s antipsychotic drug Zyprexa. The Committee will evaluate whether new warnings are necessary about the risk of potential Zyprexa side effects for children, such as severe weight gain, hyperglycemia or other metabolic […]

Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized

From The New York Times November 18, 2008 By GARDINER HARRIS Powerful antipsychotic medicines are being used far too cavalierly in children, and federal drug regulators must do more to warn doctors of their substantial risks, a panel of federal drug experts said Tuesday. More than 389,000 children and teenagers were treated last year with […]

Radio Host Has Drug Company Ties

from The New York Times November 22, 2008 By GARDINER HARRIS An influential psychiatrist who was the host of the popular NPR program “The Infinite Mind” earned at least $1.3 million from 2000 to 2007 giving marketing lectures for drugmakers, income not mentioned on the program. The psychiatrist and radio host, Dr. Frederick K. […]


          Uniting together in a heated discussion on the Missouri vote, the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights denounced “Putting Kids First” (Proposition 1) as an utter deception – a campaign aimed only at making money out of drugging children.  Infuriated that Proposition 1 was voted into existence, CCHR initiated a plan the day after elections […]