Friday, March 6, 2009

Pushing IIATMS

Jason at It Is About the Money Stupid has been all over a recent online article that links Don Hooten, whose son Taylor committed suicide after using the PED Lexapro, to a steroid promoting and sales organization. The discussion is frank and has been updated significantly since it first posted yesterday morning. Jason's in an interesting position, as he has put himself in the middle of two apparently sparring parties, and using his site as a clearing house for their explanations and arguments. The conversation should lead readers to question how best to fight steroid use among teens as it examines the techniques steroid pushers use to sell their product and sabotage anti-steroid efforts, and the importance for non-profits to exercise due diligence in deciding who to associate themselves with. It's an important discussion, and one The Common Man is glad Jason's led us to.


Jason @ IIATMS said...

man, i sure created a sh*t-storm, didn't i?

you should see that emails that I DIDN'T publish.

PS: the author, Anthony Roberts, has a book coming out this fall called "Generation S". Guess what "S" stands for?!

Thanks, TCM, for the kind words. Appreciate the support, bigtime!

Jason @ IIATMS said...

PS: lexapro is an anti-depressent, I think. Def not a steriod. He was using both...

if you see the lexapro ads on TV, they warn about suicidal thoughts. Very scary.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

ok, last thing: email me when you get a moment (jnr98 at yahoo dot com).

Added you to my Daily Circuit, too.

The Common Man said...


Thanks for the clarification on Lexapro. The Common Man is not a doctor, and does not play one on TV. It's ironic that an anti-depressant would cause suicidal thoughts, but I suppose strange things happen when you start messing with brain chemistry.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

TCM: just a heads up, there's another follow-up to this story coming tomorrow.