Evelyn Pringle is a columnist for OpEd News and an investigative journalist focused on exposing corruption in government and corporate America, with a special emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry. Her investigative reports and articles have been featured in hundreds of publications in the United States and abroad.
April 14, 2009.
PART ONE - PART TWORead [ Mothers Act Fuels Multibillion Dollar Industry - Part 3 of 3 ]
The prescribing of seven drugs, including two antipsychotics and five antidepressants, to treat OCD is a typical example of the profit-driven drugging that women snagged by the Mother's Act will face, but it's a far cry from the description Katherine wrote about regarding the comparatively minor treatment she received, when she stated in the June 7, 2004 issue of Newsweek, "in my case, that meant taking an antidepressant and going for weekly therapy sessions."
April 10, 2009.
More Democrats than Republicans are supporting the Mother's Act. The increased campaign funding to Democrats may well explain this turn of events. For the last eight election cycles the pharmaceutical industry has contributed far more to Republicans than Democrats. In the 2006 cycle the percentage was 28% to Democrats and 70% to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit group that tracks political funding.Read [ Mothers Act Fuels Multibillion Dollar Industry - Part 2 of 3 ]
April 7, 2009.
Motherhood has fallen prey to the psycho-pharmaceutical complex. If new legislation known as the Mother's Act becomes law, the drugging of infants through pregnant and nursing mothers will no doubt increase.Read [ Mothers Act Fuels Multibillion Dollar Industry - Part 1 of 3 ]
March 8, 2009.
Read [ Psychiatric Drugging of Children Intolerable-Betrayal of Innocence ]
March 2, 2009.
Read [ Psychiatric Drugging of Children Intolerable--Part 2 ]
February 19, 2009.
Read [ Psychiatric Drugging of Children Intolerable--Part 1 ]
January 12, 2009.
Read [ SSRI Pushers under Fire: Part 2: America's Most Wanted ]
January 6, 2009.
Read [ SSRI Pushers under Fire ]
December 5, 2008.
Women of childbearing years represent the most lucrative market for the makers of psychiatric drugs. The knowledge that infants were being born with birth defects and suffering a withdrawal syndrome when these drugs were used during pregnancy was hidden for decades. Knowledge of these terrible risks would have caused a major drop in sales to this customer base.Read [ Mother's Act Promotes Pregnancy as New Cottage Industry ]
November 23, 2008.
Pushers of SSRI AntidepressantsRead [ Pharmaceutical Industry Hustlers - Part II ]