THE USA DEA AND THEIR CLASSIFICATION OF ADHD DRUGS

 

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Visit the USA DEA website for verification.  http://www.justice.gov/dea/concern/methylphenidate.html

 

Pay Particular attention to the second paragraph, it states as follows:

"Methylphenidate is used legitimately in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, as is the newly marketed Schedule IV stimulant, modafinil (Provigil®). However; the primary legitimate medical use of methylphenidate (Ritalin®, Methylin®, Concerta®) is to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The increased use of this substance for the treatment of ADHD has paralleled an increase in its abuse among adolescents and young adults who crush these tablets and snort the powder to get high. Youngsters have little difficulty obtaining methylphenidate from classmates or friends who have been prescribed it. Greater efforts to safeguard this medication at home and school are needed."

 

THAT IS RIGHT! SMALL CHILDREN HAVE A DEA SCHEDULE II SUBSTANCE, WHICH IS CLASSIFIED WITH COCAINE AND OTHER AMPHETIMINES, BEING PUSHED AT THEM.

 

The common argument, which makes this acceptable, in their minds, is "Oh, but the active ingrediant methylphenidate is in a very small trace amount." And my reply to that is, "if the laws changed tomorrow and the teachers and doctors told you to put small trace amounts of crack or crystal meth in your child's breakfast to improve their academic performance, would you find that acceptable?"  Trace amounts?  Dangerously flawed logic!  It should be obvious to anyone reading the information on the DEA's website that these drugs are meant exclusively for children who are seriously ill and have no other alternative. 

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