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Ritalin, Other ADHD drugs Change Children’s Brain Structure

When a child is diagnosed with ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, medication is often recommended. Profit-minded pharmaceutical companies and doctors hand these drugs out like candy, and some teachers even encourage it in hopes of having placated students who are easier to keep under control.

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Drugmaker Pays Largest Opioid Settlement in History to Stop Investigations

A UK-based drugmaker has agreed to pay a record $1.4 billion settlement to the US government in order to end criminal and civil probes into allegations of illegal marketing of opioid addiction treatment medication, according to the Justice Department. Continue reading Drugmaker Pays Largest Opioid Settlement in History to Stop Investigations

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Doctors in Ohio Among 60 Charged in Illegal Opioid Prescription Crackdown

CINCINNATI — Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs. Continue reading Doctors in Ohio Among 60 Charged in Illegal Opioid Prescription Crackdown

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Big Pharma Exec Admits the FDA Ignited the Opioid Crisis

By B.N. Frank

Over the years, experts have proved that the FDA has turned a blind eye to research and knowingly approved harmful products.  Many of these harmful products – such as artificial sweeteners and fat substitutes – are still available to the public today and often without warning labels. Continue reading Big Pharma Exec Admits the FDA Ignited the Opioid Crisis

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This Opioid Antidote was Hiked 600% to Exploit Crisis

An American drug company hiked the price of its opioid-overdose antidote by 600% since going to market in 2014, has cost Medicare and Medicaid health programs $142 million, according to a new Senate subcommittee report, which called the company’s actions a way of taking advantage of the worst drug overdose crisis in US history. Continue reading This Opioid Antidote was Hiked 600% to Exploit Crisis

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Energy Drinks Linked to Aggression, Hurt PTSD Therapy in Soldiers

The US military’s addiction to energy drinks like Rip-It and Wild Tiger is exacerbating mental health issues soldiers acquire during deployment, a new medical study has found. The study found that people who drink more high-caffeine drinks are also less responsive to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatments. Continue reading Energy Drinks Linked to Aggression, Hurt PTSD Therapy in Soldiers