From Risperidone to Ritalin: Lies. Lies. Lies. And Children Are in Danger.
Posted Mar 27 2009 12:00am
By Kim Stagliano
Two articles in one week should shake parents of kids with autism, Asperger's and ADHD who are on powerful meds to their core. In the first, we learn that Harvard Psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Biederman promised postitive results to Johnson & Johnson in risperidone testing. (HERE). From the NYT: An influential Harvard child psychiatrist told the drug giant Johnson & Johnson that planned studies of its medicines in children would yield results benefiting the company, according to court documents dating over several years that the psychiatrist wants sealed.
The psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Biederman, outlined plans to test Johnson & Johnson’s drugs in presentations to company executives. One slide referred to a proposed trial in preschool children of risperidone, an antipsychotic drug made by the drug company. The trial, the slide stated, “will support the safety and effectiveness of risperidone in this age group.”
In the second from the Washington Post (HERE) we learn that ADHD drugs may not work beyond 24 months and - and that this information has been withheld from parents.