Jack Saturday

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 489-490

According to the American
Association for the
Advancement of Science,
78 percent of all malnourished
children aged under five live in countries with food surpluses.
It is a myth that world hunger is due to scarcity of food


…children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance.

…studies have found that children in low-income families may have a higher rate of mental health problems — perhaps two to one — compared with children in better-off families. But that still does not explain the four-to-one disparity in prescribing antipsychotics.

…Professor Crystal said he did not have clear evidence to form an opinion on whether or not children on Medicaid were being overtreated.
“Medicaid kids are subject to a lot of stresses that lead to behavior issues which can be hard to distinguish from more serious psychiatric conditions,” he said. “It’s very hard to pin down.”
Poor Children Likelier to Get Antipsychotics
New York Times
Published: December 11, 2009


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