Archive for July, 2007

Activists point to MDs prescribing off-label drugs to children…

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

In this article, author Evelyn Pringle exposes the questionable use of psychiatric drugs on children and the illegal marketing of these drugs to MDs for their off-label use. The questions NURSES should be asking themselves is should we be condoning this practice by following such physician’s orders to give them? How do we consent to give them without first being sure that the family understands completely what they are being given and what the side effects could be? Isn’t it about time we collectively said “Wait a minute, let’s stop and check this out!”?  Please read this article, then sign the petition below:

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_1825.shtml

Petition:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/NrseCall2Arms/

 

Pediatric Paxil Lawsuit settled…

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

From the website: http://www.paxilpayback.org/media.html

“If you are the parent or guardian of a child who took the antidepressant Paxil or Paxil CR before the age of 18, you qualify to get your money back. The company that makes Paxil recently settled a class action lawsuit rather than go to trial and answer charges that it withheld important safety information about the drug.

“Even if you have not kept your receipts, you can get a refund of up to a hundred dollars if you submit a claim before August 31st.

“To learn more, call toll-free, 1-866-494-8404, or visit this website: www.PaxilPediatricSettlement.com. More than $60 million has been set aside to settle this lawsuit, so remember: if your minor child was on Paxil, you’ve got money coming.”