Monday, November 21, 2011

Part 2 of “Our Daily Meds” by Melody Petersen

Drug companies target children and parents:
Pharmaceutical companies… “are now targeting the increasingly profitable and fast growing
Medicine market for children. The companies’ marketers have created:
                -video games
                -soft, cuddly toys

This is all in an attempt to attract children’s attention.  These marketers also know that parents want to have as perfect of a child as possible, hence:
                -human growth hormone can help sons grow taller
                -ritalin can help children interact better
                -antidepressants can help shy children play better with other kids

What are the effects?  Thousands of children have been harmed by these drugs. More than 7,000 reports of drugs harming children ages 0-2! In three years: 1997-2000.  More than 750 of those children died!

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