GENERATION RX Finds Massive Support Through Social Media Websites Like Facebook, Twitter
Generation Rx is a new documentary film by international award winning filmmaker, Kevin P. Miller. The film focuses on significant ethical conflicts and the high mental and physical health risks associated with a widespread propensity to prescribe psychiatric drugs for children.
Significant exposure of the film's two trailers on social content web sites like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Google Video has helped "Generation Rx" realize an increasingly popular position among students, teachers, counselors and a wide range of consumer and special interest groups. YouTube quickly generated nearly 50,000 viewings of the film’s trailer after its online release and Google Video gives it a “5 Star” rating.
Perhaps it is no wonder why the film is becoming increasingly popular through online venues. It addresses many of the alarming issues surrounding the growing use of ADHD drugs, antidepressants, and anti-psychotic medications among children and teenagers worldwide. Issues that are being covered more and more in the mainstream press and their online outlets.
The film documents how an entire era of children has 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.
"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, producer and director. "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.
Ultimately, Miller says, "Generation RX may help parents decide whether the perceived benefits of these medications outweigh the serious risks to children."
Generation Rx is getting some interesting support from other sectors as well. Critics and Hollywood insiders have already begun hailing "Generation RX" as one of the best documentaries of 2008. Paul Haggis, the back-to-back Academy Award® winning Writer/Director said, "Generation RX is a powerful and often chilling eye-opener. Weeks after viewing, the stories continue to haunt me."
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" was released by Common Radius Films, an Independent media company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"Generation RX" is available through the film's website at www.GenerationRxFilm.com. The film’s two trailers are available on YouTube, Facebook, Google Video and other community and social content web sites using key words “Generation Rx.”
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Rudi C. Loehwing is a Los Angeles-based broadcast journalist and the founder of the World Institution of Natural Health Sciences www.winhs.org