CCHR International News Update, Issue 11
• Best Syndication ran an article by Evelyn Pringle that covers a study of nearly 500,000 women by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in the September 18, 2007, Annals of Internal Medicine, that found nearly 50% of women taking a prescription drug that could cause birth defects did not receive warnings to avoid pregnancy. The disorder causes infants to have high pressure in the lungs’ blood vessels, which prevents the body’s oxygen-poor blood from entering the lungs to absorb oxygen, and leaves the infant with not enough oxygen in the bloodstream.
• OpEdNews, an online news source, ran an article called, “A Chemical Imbalance—The Serotonin Myth” by Robert Fiddaman. The author writes that the “serotonin theory” is a complete myth, exploited by the drug company GlaxoSmithKline (antidepressant manufacturer). According to the article, “[H]ere we have GlaxoSmithKline’s paradox. Claim a drug replaces low levels of serotonin, when it has never been scientifically proven that it does, then once ‘hooked’ on the drug the serotonin myth becomes a reality. The levels one comes accustomed to whilst administering the drug are severely missed when withdrawing from the drug. That is the chemical imbalance. That is the reason why Seroxat [Paxil] is such a big seller. That is the reason why GlaxoSmithKline will never publicly admit Seroxat is the cause and not the cure for a chemical imbalance of serotonin in the brain.”
• HealthTruthRevealed.com ran an article by Presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul entitled “Congressional Control of Health Care is Dangerous for Children” regarding the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Paul states, “Parents who think federally subsidized health care might be a good idea should be careful what they wish for. Despite political rhetoric about a War on Drugs, federally funded programs result in far more teenage drug use than the most successful pill pusher on the playground. These pills are given out as a result of dubious universal mental health screening programs for school children, supposedly directed toward finding mental disorders or suicidal tendencies. The use of antipsychotic medication in children has increased fivefold between 1995 and 2002. The symptoms of ADHD are strikingly similar to indications that a child is gifted, and bored in an unchallenging classroom.”