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I have to tell you, the concept of Obecalp is beyond horrible. Better to give your child a tic tac to 'feel better.' To create a generation of children trained to respond to any ache or pain, real or imagined, with ingestion of medication (active or benign) is simply conditioning our children (and their parents) to just medicate their problems away. I would venture to say this is a pharmaceutical company's dream....start training them young to turn to the medicine cabinet.

I was apalled when I saw pepto bismol for children, all these medications for children...and seeing children at 3 and four asking for medication....trained for medication.

Just because it is a sugar pill or liquid sugar doesn't make the long-term damaging psychological effects OK.

Susan Cartier Liebel writes:

"To create a generation of children trained to respond to any ache or pain, real or imagined, with ingestion of medication (active or benign) is simply conditioning our children (and their parents) to just medicate their problems away."


Hardly. It has the opposite effect once the deception is revealed: the child learns that medicine isn't actually as effective as his belief in a lot of cases. As for your comment on pepto bismol - if parents are going to give kids drugs they don't need, isn't it better that the drugs be medically harmless?

Great article. I look forward to hearing more about this from you and the other online legal readers.

I was apalled when I saw pepto bismol for children, all these medications for children...and seeing children at 3 and four asking for medication....trained for medication.
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