UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: CPAgentPreppie Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 317  
Subject: Re: New Drug Findings (and...is there and echo?) Date: 2/13/2006 7:31 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
What are everyone's thoughts on the "revalation" that the most-commonly prescribed drugs for ADD/ADHD should carry the black box label due to 25 or so deaths attributed to these drugs?

You know, I really don't care. They are talking 25 deaths in about as many years. I think the statistic they used is one death per million users. If there weren't so many people on the drug (some that probably shouldn't) it wouldn't be that big a deal. I personally think the FDA overreacts a whole lot on this stuff just because of the lawsuit culture we live in. People are taking this drug to change their natural chemistry. Something wrong is bound to happen in a few of those people. The current culture of one death is too many when it comes to prescription drugs is just naive. If it hadn't been approved prior to the standards in place now, aspirin would probably never clear because use over a few days in a row can cause more damage than years of any prescribed drug.

Agent - getting off the soapbox
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Ubiquiti Analysis
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement