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elisa 03-01-2005 10:53 PM

Antidepressant labels start this month
 
Black box warnings should be on the drugs most widely prescribed to kids by mid-March according to FDA documents.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...warnings_x.htm

rdjanis 03-01-2005 11:17 PM

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Finally.......

scotty 03-02-2005 08:04 PM

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I guess even the "revised" warnings are better that nothing!

elisa 03-02-2005 08:18 PM

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Yes, it's better than nothing. It is still a BLACK BOX warning. One additional step needs to be done to have these AD's die out. It's consumer awareness and boycott.

Just let's see what will be decided with Christopher Pittman's conviction and what the APA just published about the inmature brain in youth. That's in addition to what currently being worked at by his defense.

scotty 03-02-2005 08:26 PM

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This is the latest letter that I've gotten regarding Chris

"Hello;

Christopher's hearing on a Motion for New Trial was yesterday. His attorneys
feel that they scored some really big points.

They also thank you for all the help.
What they need from us now is to keep the letters to the judge coming. In
essence we are teaching this judge and the world the truth of ssri's. Please
keep your letters respectful as well as being part of this established front of
support.

Hon. Daniel F. Pieper
Circuit Court Judge
Ninth Judicial Circuit
100 Broad St.
Charleston, SC 29401

We do make a huge difference together. I will have new updates for help from
Christopher's attorney's for you continually over the next few weeks. This
time of support is perhaps the most important.
Thanks again"

rdjanis 03-02-2005 08:50 PM

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Excellent Laurie. I think many of us here will help if we can. I know I will, just let me know.

elisa 03-02-2005 09:19 PM

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Scotty - thank you for sharing. I need your help in how to word a letter to a judge.

It is possible that you can write a sample of a letter to be sent to the judge and post it here? In that way, we can send more of them. Some of us (me) might have some difficulties in writing one.

Thanks ALOT Scotty!!

scotty 03-02-2005 09:20 PM

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I posted a sample somewhere.... going to look for it!

scotty 03-02-2005 09:22 PM

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Here it is!

[personal letterhead]





Hon. Daniel F. Pieper

Circuit Court Judge

Ninth Judicial Circuit

100 Broad St.

Charleston, SC 29401



Re: Friend of the Court Letter Supporting Chris Pittman



Dear Judge Pieper:

I am writing this letter in the capacity of a “friend of the court”
to urge you to lower Chris Pittman’s sentence down to nine years, so that he
can be released at age 21.

[something about personal background and reason for interest in this case]

I recently learned that the defense is filing a motion, based on
the 8th Amendment prohibition against “excessive punishments,” to ask you to
lower the sentence in this regard. It is my understanding that the
constitutional test is whether it offends “evolving notions of common decency,” to
imprison Chris for longer than this, given that he was only 12 years old when his
grandparents were killed.

I do not believe that trying a 12 year old as an adult and
exposing him to a minimum prison term of 30 years is a “decent” thing to do in our
society. Here is why. [here insert 1-2 paragraphs with your reasoning.]

Respectfully submitted,

elisa 03-02-2005 09:41 PM

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Allright Scotty :D I knew that you would come though!! Thank you.

I'll mail the letter asap.

Any volunteers?????????????

scotty 03-02-2005 09:47 PM

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I sent mine last week!

rdjanis 03-02-2005 10:07 PM

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I sent one about a week ago as well, however, being in Canada will it be looked at?

scotty 03-02-2005 10:08 PM

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Absolutely Rita! They're getting letters from all over the world!!

rdjanis 03-02-2005 10:08 PM

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Great!

Lilly 03-03-2005 02:12 PM

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I will send a letter this evening. Thanks for the information.

Lilly


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