Re: Jim Harrington’s column Feb. 3 Editor: I appreciated your opposition to Teen Screen and would suggest that you visit and read of the research which has uncovered the genus of Teen Screen. While certainly there is a privacy issue involved, which you correctly point out, there is far more to the issue. I invite you to visit this Web site, www.psychsearch.net/teenscreen.html, and follow the links to actual documents, names and other facts.
Underlying Teen Screen is an effort by certain drug companies to expand the market for their mind-altering and dangerous psychotropic and anti-depressant drugs.
Conversely, the rampant drugging of our children has reached a national scale. Killings at Columbine and several other schools have been traced back to these kids having been placed on anti-depressants prior to their wild killing sprees. Undoubtedly, you also read that the FDA recently banned or placed a black box warning on several of these drugs. Linda Lerner’s concerns about who opposed Teen Screen is a red herring.
She didn’t do her homework, or did her homework but could not overcome her own personal prejudices and view the issue objectively.