How Pharma Gets Away with Selling Speed for Children

How Pharma Gets Away with Selling Speed for Children

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These pills are as strong as street meth but are called ADHD drugs. We wondered why nobody had called it what it is—speed? Yes, you are giving speed to your children. The adult market has now surpassed the juvenile market, thanks to the doctors who wrote massive amounts of prescriptions and legalized it. Speed addiction is now an epidemic, all in the name of profits.

Giving your children speed with breakfast before school should be illegal, but it is not. The pharmaceutical industry owns your politician, so they could make it legal when it should be a Schedule One drug.

During the recent push by pharma to increase the sale of “speed,” it has been turned into a prescription for adults with a ruse to help them. Pharma hides that it is a highly addictive drug with dark side effects, addictive qualities, and one hell of a dark path for anyone taking it. We say to hide it, yet it is right on the package information that your doctor is supposed to tell you about but does not.

The beautiful commercials and celebrities that back this horror show have convinced you how lovely these fabulous life-changing drugs are. Here is the accurate picture.

Adderall may cause new or worsening psychosis (unusual thoughts or behavior), especially if you have a history of depression, mental illness, or bipolar disorder.

Some medicines can interact with amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and cause serious serotonin syndrome.

Serotonin syndrome symptoms may include agitation, hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that are not real), coma, fast heart rate, dizziness, sweating, feeling hot, muscle rigidity or shakiness, seizures, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

The FDA Recommends Black Box Warnings For Adderall And ADHD/ADD Drugs – But Pharma Denies it.

The FDA  convened an advisory committee of outside drug-safety experts in February 2006 due to the sudden deaths (adults and children, heart attacks, and strokes) of many taking these drugs.

From 1999 to 2003, there were 81 deaths and 54 non-fatal serious cardiovascular events likely linked to ADHD/ADD drugs.

Adderall’s manufacturer, at the time, Shire Pharmaceuticals, issued a press release. The pharmaceutical company advised that they agreed with the FDA’s desire for more safety studies concerning Adderall but disagreed with the FDA’s panel recommendation for a black-box warning on Adderall.

No Black Box Warning After All

Now we have Vyvanse, a drug used as a treatment for “binge eating.” Does your doctor tell you it is highly addictive? Do they tell you it is sold on the streets for people who want to “speed”?  Do they explain to you how deadly this drug may be? No, of course not. They are in the business of selling drugs.

Vyvanse may be habit-forming, and this medicine is a drug of abuse. Tell your doctor if you have had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. Stimulants have caused stroke, heart attack, and sudden death in people with high blood pressure, heart disease, or a heart defect.

Overdose symptoms may include restlessness, tremors, muscle twitches, rapid breathing, hostility, violence, panic, muscle pain or weakness, and dark-colored urine. These symptoms may be followed by depression and tiredness. Overdose may also cause seizures or coma.

They also advise that it can interfere with your thinking, but they do not elaborate on the package information. Let’s see, I become hostile, I start to panic, I become violent, I pull out a gun, and I  have a problem with my thinking. An extreme example, but we cannot say it has not happened.

There are other reasons why your children may experience symptoms of ADHD.

We will be doing more on this subject, but in the meantime, why not reconsider talking to your doctor about getting your child off this poison? They will try to convince you otherwise but focus on the black box warning, and if an adverse event happens, you will be at fault. We don’t beat around the bush.

Artificial colorings and additives

Since the 1970s, researchers have investigated whether the synthetic dyes, flavors, and preservatives found in many commercially prepared and “junk” foods might contribute to hyperactivity or other symptoms of ADHD. Many of the studies are small or flawed, and there is no consensus about how such additives might contribute to ADHD symptoms in children.


Deficiencies of particular vitamins or minerals — such as zinc, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B6 — have been documented in children with ADHD.