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ADHD drugs greatly decrease academic performance in children, study finds

1/3/2015 - Children who take mind-altering medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been shown in a new peer-reviewed study to perform worse in school than if they weren't taking the substances at all. Researchers...

British doctors illegally prescribe ADHD drugs to children as young as four

4/1/2011 - The overall rise in the number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs being dispensed to children has been a major cause of concern among some medical groups, particularly as such drugs are now being prescribed to children under the age of six. In the UK, National Health Service (NHS)...

Teen abuse of ADHD drugs skyrockets

1/21/2010 - Inquiries to poison control centers about teenage abuse of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased by 76 percent over the last eight years, indicating a surge in rates of the abuse itself, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital...

ADHD Drugs Cause Hallucinations in Children; Psychiatry Pushes Hallucinogenic Drugs for Profit

1/27/2009 - New research published in the journal Pediatrics reveals that the ADHD drugs prescribed to millions of children are causing them to experience frightening hallucinations. Children on these drugs hallucinated that snakes and bugs were crawling all over them, says Reuters, and some kids taking the drugs...

ADHD Drugs May Pose Danger to Children with Heart Conditions

10/7/2008 - Children should get a heart exam before they start any drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), because those drugs may raise the risk of sudden cardiac death in children with preexisting heart conditions, the American Heart Association has said in the journal Circulation. The recommendations...

ADHD Drugs Pose Heart Health Risks to Children

6/25/2008 - Children taking stimulants as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 20 percent more likely to visit a doctor with heart-related symptoms, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida and published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers...

Canada warns ADHD drug takers over "psychiatric events"

9/25/2006 - In the wake of two dozen reported cases of mood, personality and psychological reactions that may be linked to ADHD drugs -- including agitation, hallucinations and three suicides -- Health Canada is revising it's prescribing and patient information for all such drugs in the country, considering adding... pushing ADHD drugs with front-page, celebrity-endorsed "Amazon survey"

9/19/2006 - A recent ad published on the home page of promotes the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall. With celebrity Ty Pennington's face prominently displayed, the ad invites visitors to take an " survey" before following the link to distributor Shire Pharmaceuticals'...

While scientists clash over the dangers of ADHD drugs, the U.S. government does nothing to protect children

9/6/2006 - Since the Vioxx scandal broke in late 2004, most Americans are all too familiar with the idea that prescription drugs can be dangerous and even deadly. But how would America react if it were to discover that a class of drugs being primarily prescribed to children was also dangerous and sometimes deadly?...

ADHD drugs to carry new warnings about psychotic behavior

8/22/2006 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that several ADHD drugs must now carry information on the labels warning consumers of the risk of heart problems and psychotic behavior associated with taking the drugs. FDA spokeswoman Susan Bro says GlaxoSmithKline's Dexetrine drug...

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