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    1. More Young Adults Taking ADHD Drugs

      March 21, 2006 -- The use of prescription drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rose again in 2005, mainly among young adults. So says Medco Health Solutions, which manages prescription drug benefit programs. Medco checked prescription data for 2.5 million patients nationwid

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    2. Once-a-Day Concerta: Less Abuse Risk?

      March 9, 2006 - Surveys suggest that Ritalin abuse is a growing problem among teens in the U.S., but there is increasing evidence that the risk of abuse is much lower with newer, time-released versions of the stimulant most commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Brain imagi

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    3. TV May Not Raise Kids' Risk of ADHD

      March 6, 2006 -- Time spent watching TV may not influence young kids' risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers report. Experts from Texas Tech University in Lubbock studied 5,000 children. Data came from a national survey of parents, teachers, kindergarteners,

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    4. Experts Urge Stern ADHD Drug Warnings

      Feb. 9, 2006 -- In a surprise move, an advisory panel urged the FDA to place strong warnings on all stimulant drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of a potential risk of heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death. The experts voted unanimously, with one abstentio

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    5. Narcolepsy Drug Shows Promise for ADHD

      Dec. 6, 2005 -- A drug used to help people with excessive daytime sleepiness is showing promise as a treatment for children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The stimulant modafinil was found to be both effective and well tolerated in a newly reported nine-week trial involving

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    6. FDA Panel Backs Approval of ADHD Patch

      Dec. 2, 2005 - An expert panel on Friday recommended government approval of the first skin patch designed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children ages 6 to 12 years old. The committee gave its unanimous backing to the product, known as Daytrana, despite earlier concerns

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    7. Schools Can't Require ADHD Drugs

      Nov. 16, 2005 -- The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday barring schools from requiring hyperactive children to use drug treatments as a condition for attending classes. Backers say the bill was designed to curb anecdotal but troubling reports of officials telling parents that disrupti

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    8. FDA Updates Alert on ADHD Drug Cylert

      Oct. 25, 2005 -- Cylert, a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has gotten one last round of attention from the FDA. Its maker had discontinued sale of the drug last May. The FDA recommends that doctors who prescribe Cylert or any generic versions of the drug (pemoline) switch p

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    9. Long-Lasting ADHD Patch May Be an Option

      Oct. 25, 2005 -- Kids who need ADHD drugs may soon have a choice: the patch or the pill. A new patch system delivers methylphenidate -- the main ingredient in Ritalin, Concerta, and Methylin -- throughout the day. Made by Noven and Shire pharmaceutical companies, the patch is the first ADHD drug tha

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    10. FDA Issues Advisory on ADHD Drug Strattera

      Sept. 29, 2005 -- The FDA has issued a public health advisory about rare reports of suicidal thinking in children and adolescents taking Strattera, a drug approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. The FDA has ordered Strattera's maker, Eli Lilly and Co

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