Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Singulair and Suicide???

Just saw this on WBZTV, in their 11 pm news show. YIKES!!!!!

An excerpt:
"Dr. William Yee of Floating Hospital for Children in Boston says parents with children on Singulair should not panic. "The incidence of psychiatric and behavioral side effects is so uncommon that, as a generalization, this drug remains effective and safe," he said. Dr. Yee said if parents have any concerns they should not hesitate to talk with their doctor. A recent study by the American Lung Association found no link between Singulair and suicide, but the families we talked to don't buy it."

Sounds familiar, anybody????

In the same news show? Schools being recruited to administer flu shots to get as close to 100% vaccination rate amongst school age kids as possible. It would not surprise me if letters come home soon with the boys, taking the same approach used for any other medical intervention offered through school (dental check-ups, vision check-ups etc): "Please tell us if you do NOT want your child to participate."

You betcha this momma will keep a close eye on paperwork coming home from the boys' schools. And while I gladly let them participate in dental and vision screenings, we'll opt OUT of the flu shot.

Funny (as in weird) thing? I NEVER EVER watch this news show.. And I have no idea what made me watch it tonite..


At 7:51 AM, September 25, 2008 , Blogger Kim Stagliano said...

Um, so you can hang yourself without wheezing? Sorry. Sorry. I heard an ad on TV for a stop smoking drug called CHANTIX. And the 60 second disclaimer was very much about suicide. As are MANY drugs in terms of side effect. It's a true sin what we've drugged Americans into. And people allow it. Parents whose kids can not breathe need help. So of course they try the recommended drug. Remember the study out of Canada that said kids given their Hep B after age 4 months had 50% LOWER ashtma rates? And yet we vax newborns for Hep B....


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