GENERATION RX Reveals Widespread Ethical Conflicts, Risks of Psychiatric Drugs to Children
GENERATION RX documents how an entire era of children have been caught in the middle of an unprecedented change in Western culture: that of drugging children with psychiatric medications earlier—and more often than ever before. Writer/director Paul Haggis, who won back-to-back Academy Awards® for "Million Dollar Baby", and "Crash," calls GENERATION RX "a powerful and often chilling eye-opener. Many of the stories stayed with me weeks after viewing — and continue to haunt me now."
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) November 11, 2008 -- International award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller announced today that his new film, GENERATION RX will be released on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 through the film's website at www.GenerationRxFilm.com.
GENERATION RX addresses many of the alarming issues surrounding the growing use of ADHD drugs, antidepressants, and anti-psychotic medications among children and teenagers worldwide.
"For decades, scores of doctors, government officials, journalists, and others have extolled the benefits of psychiatric medicines for children," said Miller, the film's writer and producer. "GENERATION RX unveils 'the rest of the story' and explains how this era of unprecedented change in Western culture really occurred -- and what price has been paid by society."
By employing the expertise of internationally respected professionals from the fields of medicine, ethics, journalism, and academia, Kevin P. Miller investigates whether collusion between drug companies and their regulatory watchdogs at the FDA exists. He also focuses on the powerful stories of real families who followed the advice of their doctors -- and faced devastating consequences for doing so.
GENERATION RX is a film about families who confronted horror and found nowhere to turn for help -- and how scores of children have been caught in the vortex of mind-bending drugs at the earliest stages of their growth and development. This powerful documentary also examines whether we have forced millions of children onto pharmaceutical drugs for commercial rather than scientific reasons.
Ultimately, Miller says, "GENERATION RX may help parents decide whether the perceived benefits of these medications outweigh the serious risks to children."
Critics and Hollywood insiders have already begun hailing GENERATION RX as one of the best documentaries of 2008. Paul Haggis, the Academy Award® winning Writer/Director said, "Generation RX is a powerful and often chilling eye-opener. Many of the stories stayed with me weeks after viewing — and continue to haunt me now." Mike Adams, publisher of NewsTarget and Natural News, says the film "delivers a jaw-dropping emotional ride," and "weaves a terrifying tale of criminal conspiracy. It is one of the best films of 2008."
Jason Buchanan of the "All Movie Guide" stated, "GENERATION RX is a film that every parent should see."
GENERATION RX is being released by Common Radius Films, an Independent media company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information -- or to obtain a copy of the film, visit the movie's website at wwwGenerationRxFilm.com.
The documentary film trailer can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awXu9v8ervc