Validated Independent News Apr 9, 2013
The world’s largest drug companies are encouraging pregnant women to take prescription drugs, get vaccine shots, and even have chemotherapy. Among these are selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or antidepressants, which are causing miscarriages and a variety of birth defects.
Excessive prescription drug use in pregnant women is also linked to the increase of babies born with autism, preterm birth, newborn behavioral syndrome, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and longer-term neuro-behavioral effects.
Many feel that corporations are strongly pushing a distorted psychiatric view of drugs recommending that essentially everyone, including pregnant women, needs to be medicated in order to be normal. While antidepressants increase all different kinds of risks for pregnant women their dangers have been left largely unexamined. Corporate media downplay these serious risks as drug companies are major advertisers on corporate outlets and stand poised to make substantial profits.
Mike Adams, “Antidepressant Drugs are Murdering Babies Before They’re Even Born: SSRIs Cause Birth Defects, Miscarriages and Complications,” Natural News, November 1, 2012. http://www.naturalnews.com/037789_antidepressants_pregnancy_birth_defects.html#ixzz2BIwaEKq8
Stephen Adams, “Thousands of Women at Risk from Antidepressants, Doctors Warn,” The Telegraph, October 25, 2012, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9632588/Thousands-of-pregnant-women-at-risk-from-antidepressants-doctors-warn.html
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