Thursday, 17 January 2013

Deleted Forbes Article: Psychiatric Drugs, Not A Lack Of Gun Control, Are The Common Denominator In Murderous Violence

Quotes from the article:

"Could it be that big pharma is today’s big tobacco?"

"Why isn’t there a White House Task Force on the connection between psychiatric drugs and violence, suicide and murder, both gun related and otherwise?

Why aren’t there congressional hearings on the connection between violence and psychiatric drugs?

Why aren’t there bills being introduced in Congress and state legislatures to tighten down on the indiscriminate, unmonitored use of these killer drugs?

Why is the government still suppressing information about the shooters’ psychiatric drug use at Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech?

Why is the government turning America into a police state in the name of protecting us against nonexistent “reefer madness” while it turns a blind eye to the real, deadly med madness created by psychiatric drugs and the uncontrollable violent rages they produce in some people?!/2013/01/deleted-forbes-article-psychiatric.html

This is a serious issue that is being swept under the rug. It is one thing to call for gun monitoring and/or restrictions, but if the violence is being fueled mostly from these drugs then we are not actually treating the underlying cause.  Many bloggers have pointed out that most of the mass shooters were taking prescription medicine at the time of their rampages.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 17th, 2013.]

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