Sharyl Attkisson Explores Off Label Use of Risperdal in Children
Posted May 27 2009 12:00am
By Kim Stagliano
Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News delves into the off-label use of Risperdal for children and it's serious side effects, including breast growth on males. Click HERE to view the video. (We removed the embedded video - the audio was automatic and kind of annoying.)
Parents of children with autism routinely use this drug. (Doctors prescribe it as a matter of course to young children.) Many of them are the very same parents who berate biomed parents for using a healthy diet, vitamins and minerals to treat autism. These parents call us "anti-vaccine" and "chelationists" (even though full chemical chelation is used in a much smaller number of kids than the general public believes.) I hope to see some major blog entries, and perhaps even a front page spread in the Chicago Times about these "Risperdalists" who are endangering children with this drug.
Earlier this year we ran, "What Risperdal Did To Me" by Sondra Williams and "From Risperdone to Ritalin. Lies. Lies. Lies." Remember this gem? Psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Biederman promised postitive results to Johnson & Johnson in risperidone testing. 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.”
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.