Pills and Politics: My CNN interview

Little people, lots of pills: Experts debate medicating kids by Madison Park

Hey everyone. I wanted to share the story I was interviewed for by CNN.

I woke up to this today on my phone.

It’s about medicating children and as many of you are aware, Gavin is a perfect example of children that NEED medication. While reading this it’s VERY important to keep in mind that Gavin is an extreme case. MOST children will never need this amount of medication but some will. With Gavin, we have an army of top specialists for everything. Everyone works together for Gavin’s best interest. It’s also VERY important to understand that Gavin is medicated for his benefit and quality of life. While it does make life easier for everyone, Gavin’s safety (as well his younger brothers) and quality is our paramount concern. Anyone that takes the time to get to know us knows we don’t take medication lightly. With Gavin, medication is simply a part of his life.

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@budderocks

Good article Rob… I am glad that there was an article that used a good example of a child that requires a large amount of medication. Too often articles focus on people who have an utopianistic view of the world and that everything can be treated, like you said, with diet, exercise, end education. When it comes down to it, it is a quality of life issue. Would they have a better life with or without the medication? In Gavin's case, it is quite obvious his life is better with them and I am glad that those medications exist so his life is better.

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