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Zack Lynch is author of The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science Is Changing Our World (St. Martin's Press, July 2009).
He is the founder and executive director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO) and co-founder of NeuroInsights. He serves on the advisory boards of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies, Science Progress, and SocialText, a social software company. Please send newsworthy items or feedback - to Zack Lynch.
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May 30, 2003

House Bans Forcing Meds on Kids

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Posted by Zack Lynch

From the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics:

Last Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Child Medication Safety Act (HR 1170), which would prohibit schools receiving federal education money from coercing children into taking drugs like Ritalin as a precondition to attending class.

I wonder how long before private schools begin promoting their use of meds.

Comments (1) | Category: Neuropolicy


1. Julie on November 16, 2003 3:53 PM writes...

Good Question!

From Time Cover Story: November 3, 2003
Are We Giving Kids Too Many Drugs?
Medicating Young Minds: Drugs have become increasingly popular for treating kids with mood and behavior problems. But how will that affect them in the long run?,16641,1101031103,00.html

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