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Posted by: CP | 2004/02/05

DRUGS?? - READ THIS!!

Isn't it interesting that over the past decade more than $180 Billion of funding for psychiatric services in the USA has been cut at congress level? Last year a cut in their budget of $18 Billion per annum was approved after it was revealed the extent to which 'educational' funds were being spent on psychiatric drugs for school children. Now why would they make such a cut in their budget if their 'services' were so beneficial to American children? Makes you think, doesn't it???

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CP, the American system of governance, let alone of healthcare, is a dark mystery even to American presidents !
An appalling proportion of the items in the Congressional budget is pork, unnecessary payments for unnecessary projects intended to benefit the voters in specific places ; and inclusions in and exclusions from the budget speak of deep politics, and have nothing much rational to do with health care or much else. So increases or decreases in the funding for specific drugs used for specific purposes, tells us nothing about whether or not they have value. And I speak not as someone with an axe to grind but no relevant experience --- I have lived and worked in America, and even testified to Congress on some matters.
Makes you think, but have fruitful thoughts, rather than merely finding support for your prejudices.

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