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Today marks the 33rd Year Anniversary of Federal Hearings held on Behavior Modification Drugs on School Age Children – The Right to Privacy Inquiry. 91st Congress, Second Session

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Patricia Weathers      (845) 677-8419
Sheila Matthews         (203) 966-8419

Thirty-three years later, parents continue to be pressured by school officials to place their children on mind altering behavioral drugs. Today, parents have come together across the Nation to ask the Senate to move “The Child Medication Safety Act of 2003” into law. This problem of labeling and drugging school age children has not been solved. It is time we look at the long history of this dangerous problem and close the loopholes that allow it to continue to grow.

Let’s remember that during the 1970 hearings, The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration of Washington, DC issued for immediate release the following: “Dr. Charles C. Edwards, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said today he has moved to limit sharply the use of amphetamine drugs, now, being widely sold as stimulants and appetite suppressants in this Country, and he appealed to manufacturers to reduce the production and sale of these drugs.”

This reduction demand has not happened. The fact is that the production and sales have increased. These important hearings into the use of behavioral modification drugs should be remembered today. Our Country must be allowed educational access to the history of the problem. This problem still clearly exists. A positive step would be to move “The Child Medication Safety Act of 2003” into law.

It is unbelievable to see an article from the Washington Post, September 30, 1970, FDA Warns against Uses of “Behavior” Amphetamines, By Robert C. Maynard; and to think it is 2003 and parents are still fighting for justice