Sunday, March 16, 2014

More Adults Than Ever on ADHD Drugs, and Xanax as a street Drug. BigPharma’s New Market Designer Drugs?

There are valid concerns that children are over medicated in the US, but now a report shows a 50% increase in adult use of ADHD drugs from 2008-2012. Women especially have shown an increase in use mostly within the ages of 26 to 34. Why would so many women in this age group need ADHD drugs? A theory is that they are using them for weight maintenance.

An explanation maybe that ADHD stimulants may give patients the feeling of being full and, at the same time, drive up their metabolic rate which burns more calories. We guess as so many of the X and Y generations have been drugged as teenagers that it is easy for them to continue taking them. Adults 26 to 34 should be the most active age group in society. There are many alternatives to using a drug, but this generation wants short cuts and not a more wholesome lifestyle.

Speaking of unwholesome lifestyles, Justin Beiber was found to have Xanax in his DUI toxicology report. Not sure why these reports get leaked so much, but why would he need Xanax? We are not sure if they were prescribed to him as an anti-depressant, or he gets them because one of the side effects is that it arouses you. The most common side effects of Xanax according to website is feeling sad or empty, lack of appetite, lack of interest or pleasure, sleepy or tired. Well this doesn't sound like this stops depression to us. These horrible side effects of this drug gets even worse please read about the full side effects of this drug as it is too long to print here. The full side effects are awful, and very depressing. But a possible side effect for X and Y gen is that it can make people feel sexy. So do young adults (using loosely) like Justin Beiber feel this rare side effect? Or do they need this narcotic pleasure?

Either way young adults seem to be using these pharmaceutical drugs as a designer drug for alternative uses. Are doctors so loose in prescribing them? Looks like doctors don’t even interview patients and just write a prescription just for the money and kickbacks.

It is a sad conclusion to the future of America when young adults look to Pharma as a resource for meeting the opposite sex or maybe the same sex. Big Pharma doesn't discriminate they only kill.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Computer Generated Fake Academia Papers

The new normal in academia is fake papers and research. We bring this up on our blog, since Universities across the nation are funded with grants by Pharmaceutical companies to do research and test the drugs before FDA approval.

Three MIT graduate students flushed it out recently as they found more and more academic papers are essentially gobbledegook (filler words) which is actually written by computer programs.
Several news reports indicate that the students wrote a simple computer program that turned out filler words and presented it as an academic paper. They took ownership of the papers as MIT graduate students and sent it to a science conference and this blah blah paper was accepted. Yet the plot thickens as this program was created in 2005 by , Jeremy Stribling, Dan Aguayo and Maxwell Krohn. They made it available to scientists and these scientist have used this bla bla nonsense as part of their paper and research since 2005!!! This has gone on in the US, France and Germany to name a few.

As usual it all comes down to money. Reuters news indicates Academics are under intense pressure to publish, conferences and journals want to turn their papers into profits, and universities want them published. "This ought to be a shock to people," Krohn said. "There's this whole academic underground where everyone seems to benefit, but they are wasting time and money and adding nothing to science. The institutions are being ripped off, because they pay publishers huge subscriptions for this stuff."

Foxnews news article indicated that professors are paid more based on the words, so a fifty page papers pays more than a fifteen, so they fill it up with blah, blah.

Is this just the tip of the exposed iceberg? When Universities get grants in the hundreds of thousands and millions over time, do these Universities also produce the results the grantor wants? Do they skew their results in order to ensure the pharmaceutical company gets the results they are paying for? We will do more research to find out more on this, but are Universities all about money? Looks at how much Universities make on NCAA sports especially College football. In the US it has shown historically it is all about the money.