Friday, October 07, 2011
Concerta 0 Common Sense 1
News breaking through from investigative journalist Janne Larsson is that the European Medicine Agencies have disapproved the ADHD drug Concerta for adults.
The short-term clinical trials held no certain positive effects, in fact quite the opposite.
There was clear evidence that Concerta can cause anxiety and agitated conditions in adults and also evidence that Concerta can cause aggression. Concerta may now only be used for adults, who before the age of 18 have had “a clear benefit from treatment” with “acceptable tolerability”; Concerta CANNOT be prescribed to other adults.
Larsson's breaking story can be read in full HERE
So, finally the bodies that regulate drugs have taken a common sense pill. What they need to do now is stop this particular drug being prescribed to children. I highlighted the way Concerta was advertised on YouTube in a post a few months ago. The ad, for the "ADHD" drug, methylphenidate, brand name Concerta, featured a mother speaking about how all of her children have ADHD...and all of them are on Concerta, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Inc wonder pill. The mother proudly boasted that she too has ADHD and is also on Concerta. The ad carried the disclaimer, "The individuals appearing in this video have been compensated for their participation and are not actors."
My original post is HERE
Strangely, the video has now been removed by the user, whether or not my post had something to do with the pulling of the video is another matter.
The fight against the psychopharmaceuitical monopoly continues...
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Labels: ADHD, Adult ADHD, Concerta, EMEA, Johnson and Johnson, Methylphenidate, Ritalin, Sense, Side Effects