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(Fox News)   Bob Marley drink jammin' up lines to the nurse's office   (latino.foxnews.com) divider line 12
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2012-12-05 01:49:54 AM
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Ritalin and other drugs are regulated by the FDA, require a prescription, are given by doctors who are at least aware of their patients' physical problems, and come with black-box labels warning of the risks attendant on giving them to children under 18. That doesn't eliminate the dangers, or obviate the effects, but at least someone is aware of them.

Herbal supplements are unregulated except voluntarily by their manufacturers, are often "prescribed" by naturopaths or holistic healers who don't really know all the side effects of what they're giving, but who at least have their patients' best interests at heart, appreciate that they're giving out herbs and minerals with medical effects, and usually try to inform their patients of possible ill effects.

Energy drinks are unregulated by anyone, anywhere, any time. The public perception is that they are little more than soda/water drinks with an extra shot of caffeine or some kind of funny-sounding alternative--guarine? taurine? kola nut? They're usually marketed by the same soft drink companies that make regular soda, so why wouldn't someone think that Monster is just as safe as Coke or Gatorade? And since the marketing is directed at kids, who think danger is something that happens to someone else and usually in the movies, it's not like they're going to pay attention to tiny little type on the bottom of the can that says "should not be consumed by those under 18."

Maybe eventually someone will pay attention after a few more kids die; but probably not. Coca-Cola is a pretty powerful company.
2012-12-05 01:31:52 AM
2 votes:
In the '80's, the FDA abdicated it's responsibility for regulating anything that was not an approved medication (read "nutritional supplements") Wonder why all the scammers (other then regulated pharmaceutical companies) are3 the biggest source of television advertising revenue?

/17 years dealing with FDA
/ retired. fark the gov't - they're useless..
2012-12-05 01:59:28 PM
1 votes:

doczoidberg: I never understood what was so great about Bob Marley.

People only like him because he smoked a ton of weed. Same as Willie Nelson.

Nothing special otherwise.


He was a revolutionary icon. Kept Jamaica from killing themselves, was almost assassinated, lived in exile, created a whole new musical style. Songs about love and peace. Songs of war, songs of freedom, songs of strong religious meditation. United African nations, brought hope to millions, and continues on in a legacy that that will never end.

Really, everything about him was special.
2012-12-05 03:50:01 AM
1 votes:

Bela_Bar-talk: So... Energy drinks have been linked to deaths... A non-energy drink is suspected of causing illness...


The article doesn't state what the kids' illness or symptoms were. Just that some kids got sick from drinking the stuff. It could be a tainted product necessitating a recall, anti-energy drink/supplement scare, allergic reaction to an ingredient, or that the kids drank that after drinking an energy drink. More info would be appreciated, but that's not likely.

As for the ingredients, according to the drink's website, it has chamomile, rose hips, hops, valerian, and passion flower extracts. Chamomile & valerian are supposedly calming, rose hips are used in lots of herbal teas, hops are in beer, and passion flower I have no knowledge of. Fine for adults, but for grade schoolers? Stupid.
2012-12-05 02:41:23 AM
1 votes:

ModernLuddite: I look forward to the future health problems suffered en masse from the casual consumption of shiat like Red Bull today.


Ready for this? A gallon of cola is cheaper than a gallon of milk. Cola = more phosphorus, less milk = less calcium, therefore drastically lower Ca/P ratio in the diet, more bone/joint problems. Especially important in immature animals. Prediction: will see more osteoporosis,bone,joint disorders before I die, and I'm an old man.

/Preaching this since 1970

// retired nutritionist

///Real one, not what passes now ("Take some of these bullshiat herbs")
2012-12-05 02:32:56 AM
1 votes:
I look forward to the future health problems suffered en masse from the casual consumption of shiat like Red Bull today.
2012-12-05 01:39:08 AM
1 votes:
Bob Marley was Rastafarian and they don't drink Alcohol.

// Uncle was Rastafarian, dreads to his knees, weed plants in the backyard taller than he was.

// Born in the Caribbean
2012-12-05 12:57:04 AM
1 votes:
Still couldn't have been worse than Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt.
2012-12-05 12:49:26 AM
1 votes:

Doctor Jellyfinger: Kittypie070: Why is there a Latino Fox Fluffy News?

Isn't that contradictory?

I came here just to see who would be the first to yell "OMG FOX NEWS! THE ENEMY!!1!!!!"
Thanks for not disappointing.



Well, arent we a butthurt little Magic Mormon Underwear disapointee?

Isnt it awesome when you wake up every morning and have to see a black president? Doesnt it just put that extra cream in your coffee?

/Dont worry, you only have to biatch and moan and despair for 4 more years!
2012-12-05 12:38:00 AM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: Amos Quito: Oh shiat.

Herbal supplements for MY children?

NO WAI!

Just because they're herbal doesn't mean they are without any risk

Gimmie some good ol' Ritalin or Adderall - then some Valium + Ambien for bedtime, and antidepressants 24/7.

FDA FTW!

All of which are controlled and require a prescription.



And which, unlike the herbs in the Marley drink, are known to carry serious risks.

/HA HA HA HA!
2012-12-05 12:32:19 AM
1 votes:
drtfa

/prefers toots and the maytals
2012-12-05 12:30:24 AM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: Oh shiat.

Herbal supplements for MY children?

NO WAI!

Just because they're herbal doesn't mean they are without any risk

Gimmie some good ol' Ritalin or Adderall - then some Valium + Ambien for bedtime, and antidepressants 24/7.

FDA FTW!


All of which are controlled and require a prescription.
 
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