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Generation RX
Generation RX
Actor: Julian Whitaker
Director: Kevin P. Miller
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 21min

Product Description For decades, scores of doctors, government officials, journalists, and others have extolled the benefits of psychiatric medicines for children. GENERATION RX presents "the rest of the story" and unveil...  more »

     
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Actor: Julian Whitaker
Director: Kevin P. Miller
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Health, Documentary
Studio: Common Radius Films, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/11/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 255
SwapaDVD Credits: 255
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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This is a must see
software geek | san diego, ca United States | 12/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The drugging of children for profit is one of the most despicable crimes that is occurring in our society at this time. This movie educates and raises awareness of what is occurring right now.

Generation RX is an extremely well-done documentary that documents the facts of how we are being used for financial gain. There are innocent victims that are being exploited - children. This was once an untapped market that the Pharmaceutical industry mines using the best talent from Madison Avenue and then spreading the wealth to others that are in a position to forward their goals (JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, doctors, ...).

You'll learn how we got where we are today. The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) lists disorders, including the behavioral disorders such as ADHD, bi-polar, and so on, that enables doctors to prescribe a drug even though there is no medical test to support it. One thing I learned is that the committee / authors of the DSM have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. In some areas 100% of the panel members have financial ties. The corruptness of the FDA is also made clear and how we need a firewall between the regulators and those that profit from what is being regulated. Right now we have a "fox watching the hen house" scenario.

How these drugs got approved when there was clear evidence of the harm they cause is brought out. The data of prozac was available 20+ years ago, yet these drugs were approved.

Many have stated that ADHD is a made-up disease to collect patients that manifest the stated symptoms of ADHD. Yet when such a panel of "experts" met and a question was raised to describe the symptoms, the so-called expert could not answer the question. He yammers on for minutes making an utter fool of himself but clearing showing that ADHD is merely a four letter acronym to somehow make it seem like a disease that allows drugs to be prescribed and profits to be made while children's lives are ruined or even ended by suicide.

Generation RX gets the point across without undue emotion. It clearly presents with facts and personal stories what the current scene is today and what occurred to get us there. We know the players that created this system. We also are challenged to do something about it. It is an ethical point and all of us need to do something to change it, even if it is writing a letter to our elected representatives.

The movie is sobering but you have to see it. Our futures depend on our children and our children depend on us."
Angered but Inspired
Bob Kim | santa monica and soho, nyc | 05/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The producer and writer obviously have a passion for the kids in America. I don't have kids yet, heck, I don't even have a girl friend. BUT I do know that when I was in school, I was lucky to have teachers who choose the challenge of stimulating my imagination and burn off my energy in productive ways - NOT drug my imagination until it dies.

If you think I'm exagerating, I work in Hollywood. I'd say 100% of the creatives I meet have done Cocaine. When I asked them when they started, they say, "Jr High. My counselor gave me ADHD drugs. Same thing." - @journik on twitter"
A MUST SEE film
Suzanne | St. Louis, MO | 05/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Five stars for lifting the lid off a difficult topic to discuss without it coming ot blows. This film moves at a good pace, presents informative and at time disturbing realities about what we are doing to entire generations of children. Please watch, rate and get the word out. Peopel sometimes just don't know they have choices and they GET to know this.

Thank you Kevin Miller and all that worked on this film. Truly an important piece of work. I hope to see more documentaries by this group.
-Suzanne Tucker"
IMPORTANT AND A MUST SEE!!!
I. Gardner | Malibu, CA | 04/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"HAVING OBSERVED THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DRUG USE IN FRIENDS AND INMATES AT A PRISON WHERE I WORKED FOR A YEAR(SPEED AND COCAINE) I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE IDEA OF GIVING CHILDREN RITALIN WAS ABSURD...ABSOLUTELY CRIMINAL. IT'S NOTHING BUT A LOGICAL DEDUCTION, COMMON SENSE! THIS IS A MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY. SHOULD BE MANDATORY VIEWING FOR ALL PEDIATRICIANS AND TEACHERS AND ANY PARENT THINKING ABOUT MEDICATING THEIR CHILDREN/TEENS DUE TO BEHAVIOR OR POOR GRADES."