By Kim Stagliano
HERE's a report telling parents to keep their kids on ADHD drugs that may cause sudden death in healthy patients. Where's the outcry on HuffPo and other blogs about dangerous ADHD drugs that docs dole out like candy and parents hand out to their kids with confidence?
Let me get this straight. NOT putting mercury into your child (flu shot) is negligent. Allowing your child to get lifelong immunity to the Chicken Pox, staying home with her, feeding her chicken soup and giving her soothing baths is bad parenting. Declining a second dose of a vaccine that caused seizures in your infant the first time around is proof that you're one brick shy of a load.
Giving your child a drug that may cause his heart to stop beating and has myriad other side effects is A-OK.
How the bleep is that possible?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A study that found possible heart risks with attention deficit drugs had limitations and should not prompt parents to stop giving the medications to children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday.
The FDA said the study published on Monday in the American Journal of Psychiatry found there may be an association between use of stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sudden cardiac death in healthy children...
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.