Note the mention of the bipolar epidemic in children. Interestingly, bipolar is an adult disease. Children just don't get it but they get labeled. However, if parents are feeding their children aspartame the depletion of serotonin triggers bipolar, and aspartame knows no age.
Big Pharma has no scruples, and care not if babies are medicated. It is such a heinous crime. Doctors taking drug money to push their toxins on innocent children. Bipolar is epidemic everywhere due to aspartame. The phenylalanine in aspartame lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin. Lowered serotonin triggers bipolar or manic depression, suicidal tendencies, panic attacks, insomnia, hallucinations, schizophrenia, mood swings and anxiety. Today the norm for children is abnormal.
The FDA has refused to remove aspartame with full knowledge that aspartame interacts with virtually all drugs. It interacts with all antidepressants. Aspartame has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG. http://www.truthandlabeling.org The report from Dr. Rath Health Foundation shows that deaths from pharmaceutical drug side effects are 106,000 per year. These drugs kill more Americans every year than World War II and the Vietnam War Combined. The FDA knows that aspartame damages the mitochondria and, therefore, interacts with virtually all drugs and vaccines. They also know that aspartame is an addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug masquerading as an additive. The lies the FDA puts out about aspartame safety makes them responsible for every death. NO wonder we call them the Food and Death Association. The known deadly side effects of prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in the industrialized world, surpassed only by the number of deaths from heart attacks, cancer and strokes (Journal of the American Medical Association, April 15, 1998).
Have they no shame but to push drugs on babies and children. Dr. Rath's report on the laws of the pharmaceutical industry state: "It is not in the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry to prevent common diseases - the maintenance and expansion of diseases is a precondition for the financial growth of this industry." The report states the marketplace for the pharmaceutical industry is the human body - but only for as long as the body hosts diseases. Thus, maintaining and expanding diseases is a precondition for the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. So they even target babies and children. A law should be written that prevents the FDA, Congress, and physicians from receiving funds from the pharmaceutical industry. In China the FDA Commissioner was executed for taking bribes. In the USA they are promoted. There should be a law that prevents gouging of the public by Big Pharma. Big Pharma influence has made this a fascist government.
It has been exposed that while Congress keeps granting the FDA funds they are used for larger bonuses not safeguarding food and pharmaceuticals. Clearly the puppets of industry, the FDA, should be eliminated and replaced by any agency concerned with safe food and drugs.
While the FDA knows that deaths from pharmaceuticals is the fourth leading cause of death they turn a blind eye to the major cause of this, interaction of aspartame with other drugs. Instead they target the health food industry. As Dr. Rath's report discusses, "Vitamins and other effective natural health therapies that optimize cellular metabolism threaten the pharmaceutical "business with disease" because they target the cellular cause of today's mot common diseases - and these natural substances cannot be patented. Vitamins and other effective natural health therapies effectively prevent diseases and are incompatible with the very nature of the pharmaceutical "business with disease".
"The pharmaceutical "business with disease" is the largest deception and fraud business in human history. The product "health" promised by drug companies is not delivered to millions of patients. Instead the "products" most often delivered are the opposite: New diseases and frequently, death." The ignored epidemic of aspartame disease is being felt clearly around the world. The 1000 page medical text is "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic", http://www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D. The aspartame documentary on how aspartame disease has poisoned the world is "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World" is http://www.soundandfury.tv Dr. Russell Blaylock's book on the subject including MSG is "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com
Big Pharma will do anything to keep aspartame on the market because they know if it was banned millions of people would wakeup from hideous symptoms and diseases it triggers. In the meantime this poison is even in pediatric and over the counter medications. Parents must take charge and make sure it's not in products in their homes and forbid this product being fed to children in schools. http://www.mpwhi.com/report_on_aspartame_and_children.htm
Over 30 years ago, FDA toxicologist Dr. Jacqueline Verrett, who also testified to Congress that aspartame has never been proven safe, wrote the book Eating May Be Hazardous To Your Health: The Case Against Food Additives. Even then she summed up by saying, "What can be done to restore to consumers their right to safe food regardless of economic and political interests? . . . Probably the best solution, as some members of Congress have suggested, is to abolish the FDA and start over with a completely new agency free of some of the political pressures. . . . When science and the public interest win out, it is invariably only after the government has been pushed to the wall by consumer advocates and other public pressure." You can help the pushing by writing Congress and send them a copy of this report. Read on below my signature.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Drug Company Corruption Endangers Our Children: Media Report by Respected M.D.
This article is available online at: http://www.WantToKnow.info/008/080721_children_drugs_corruption
"Joseph Biederman of Harvard may be the United States' most influential doctor when it comes to determining whether their children are normal or mentally ill. That's why Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley's recent revelation that Biederman did not declare $1.6 million in drug company consulting fees is so important, scary and tragic. Virtually all doctors who receive drug company money say they are not influenced, but every independent study examining the effects of such money says they are."
-- Lawrence Diller, M.D in the San Francisco Chronicle, 7/13/08
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Are Our Leading Pediatricians Drug Industry Shills?
Sunday, July 13, 2008
As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle
Most parents have never heard of him, but Joseph Biederman of Harvard may be the United States' most influential doctor when it comes to determining whether their children are normal or mentally ill.
In 1996, for example, Biederman suggested that drugs like Ritalin might serve 10 percent of American kids for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. By 2004, one in nine 11-year-old boys was taking the drug. Biederman and his team also are more responsible than anyone for a child bipolar epidemic sweeping America (and no other country) that has 2-year-olds on three or four psychiatric drugs.
The science of children's psychiatric medications is so primitive and Biederman's influence so great that when he merely mentions a drug during a presentation, tens of thousands of children within a year or two will end up taking that drug, or combination of drugs. This happens in the absence of a drug trial of any kind - instead, the decision is based upon word of mouth among the 7,000 child psychiatrists in America.
That's why Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley's recent revelation that Biederman did not declare $1.6 million in drug company consulting fees is so important, scary and tragic. If true, this scandal is yet one more stake in the heart of American academic medicine's credibility with frontline doctors like me - and more importantly, with the parents of the patients I deal with every day.
American medicine, with psychiatry the most culpable, has fallen back to a time more than 100 years ago when doctor credibility was tantamount to the promotion of patent medicine. Subsequent reforms severed ties between medical school doctors and the drug industry - and for decades there was a much more ethical balance between the industry and physicians.
Now once again, drug company money is corrupting medical practice and the maintenance of our country's health. In a market economy, both doctors and the companies are motivated by profit. However, doctors' Hippocratic oath and their personal/professional relationships with their patients attenuate the most crass aspects of a fee-for-service system.
In contrast, drug companies owe primary responsibility to their shareholders. Of course these companies must operate within legal business and Food and Drug Administration restraints, but the drive to push such rules to the limit is implicit in any business.
Such a strategy isn't always beneficial when our children's health is affected.
The Fortune 500 drug companies, by their sheer economic clout, have become the single most dominant influence in our health care system. The ambiguities of children's mental health and illness make child psychiatry the most vulnerable branch of medicine open to such influence.
In this climate, drug company research money, professional medical education and direct advertisements to parents tilt families and doctors to biologically brain-based solutions, rather than nondrug (e.g., parenting and education) approaches.
That's why we're seeing famous (or infamous) Newsweek cover boys like Max, a 10-year-old who has taken 38 psychiatric medications in his short, unhappy life.
Research funding must be directed to the needs of patients and their doctors - not to the bottom line of stockholders. Drug companies can still make money, but it's ethically immoral when stockholder profits trump children's health needs (as in the cover-up of negative studies of antidepressants in children).
More money must be directed toward head-to-head competition between existing generics and the new products, and toward more studies comparing nondrug or combination approaches to drug-only interventions for children's problems.
Drug company funding of medical research is not going to end - nor should it entirely stop. Yet a new set of federal rules dictating the transparency and direction of such funding is desperately needed to redress a dangerously corrupt system. It's not enough to simply have doctors more explicitly report their incomes from drug companies, though it is a very useful first step.
I remember about six years ago when I read a major article by the Biederman team on the advantages of a non-Ritalin drug pathway for ADHD. On the same day, much to my dismay, I also heard him give a speech - for a Wall Street audience - promoting a new drug by Eli Lilly called Strattera.
Although Strattera turned out to be a bust both clinically and commercially for ADHD, I was still shaken that such a prominent researcher could be so brazen with his potential conflict of interest appearance.
The $1.6 million that Biederman didn't declare is only a small fraction of the full amount of research funding that his clinic receives from nearly a dozen companies that pay for not only the cost of running studies but also the salaries of the doctors involved. Virtually all doctors who receive drug company money say they are not influenced, but every independent study examining the effects of such money says they are.
The leadership of Harvard's psychiatry department is strangely silent or even defends Biederman. These are good men with solid reputations both in drug and nondrug aspects of treatment. Yet they know that their psychiatry department would not exist were it not for drug company money - considering the withdrawal of federal research dollars over the past 25 years and the meager reimbursements that psychiatrists receive for their services from insurance companies and Medi-Cal.
Sens. Grassley, a Republican, and Herbert Kohl, a Wisconsin Democrat, have introduced the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which will require more vigorous reporting and enforcement on payments (anything more than $500) received by doctors from drug companies.
But in addition, we need laws to have the federal government, along with the major academic research centers, coordinate and direct the use of drug company money in medical research. This is not pie-in-the sky wishing. Such reform was precisely what the doctors of 100 years ago accomplished in this country.
Lawrence Diller, M.D., practices behavioral-developmental pediatrics in Walnut Creek, CA, and is on the clinical faculty of UCSF. He is the author of "
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