Doctors Question Current Medical Guidelines
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In other news, the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) said earlier this week that there is a worrying new trend among its members to increase Ritalin dosages for children as young as six years old, despite the serious risk of known side effects like suicidal thoughts. Ritalin is used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
At a glance these two news reports seem completely unrelated. After all, lowering cholesterol and taking a mood stabilising drug like Ritalin have nothing in common, right? However, there is a common denominator here... and that is the fact that medical experts are starting to question well-established mainstream practices.
For instance, in his letter Prof Krumholz highlights three very important reasons why the mainstream's approach to lowering cholesterol is completely outdated:
* Guidelines for cholesterol lowering targets are not supported by any scientific evidence
* The aggressive treatment of cholesterol has not been proven to be safe practice
* Treatment should be tailored on a patient's overall risk of cardiovascular disease, instead of using a blanket approach of simply lowering cholesterol levels
In the case of Ritalin, the mainstream is under attack for prescribing mood stabilising drugs, like Ritalin, to children as young as six and under, when guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend that it should not be prescribed to pre-school children. In fact, Dave Traxson, an educational psychologist who works across schools in the West Midlands, says that psychiatrists are violating NICE guidelines, which stress that children who show evidence of anxiety should not be put on Ritalin-type stimulant drugs.
It seems that it all comes down to guidelines... some in the mainstream follow them, others invent their own and some have decided to ignore them altogether! I cannot help but wonder why they even bother to lay down guidelines in the first place, when clearly some doctors and scientists believe they have free reign to make up their own rules as they go along... while many patients' lives are being put at risk.
Something much more sinister
There may even be a much more sinister link here... Studies have shown how cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can cause homicidal impulses, violence towards family members, property damage and other threatening behaviours.
You may think this is a long shot, because children certainly don't take statins. However about two years ago, I first told you how the manufacturers of Lipitor, a top-selling statin drug, launched chewable statins for children... which obviously helps fuel the mainstream's relentless 'statins-for-all' craze.
In fact, a recent report from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in the US, recommends that all children aged 9-11 should be screened for raised cholesterol levels. Back in 2008, NICE backed the American Academy of Paediatrics, when they suggested that obese children (some as young as eight years old), should receive cholesterol-lowering drugs... despite the lack of information available about the safety of long-term use of these drugs in children.
Considering that children as young as 8 may be given statins and the fact that these drugs can cause behavioural problems, the next logical step in mainstream medicine's world would be to give them Ritalin as soon as they start 'acting up'...
In fact, Novartis, the manufactures of Ritalin, launched Atorvastatin, a generic version of the statin Lipitor, in 2011... They probably saw the massive upsell potential. It's probably a two-birds-with-one-stone thing, I guess, and I'm pretty sure they will soon combine Ritalin and Atorvastatin in handy family packs...
What a life, hey? You're barely ten and already you are on a cocktail of side-effect-ridden drugs!