August 2006


New FDA Warning for Stimulant Drugs

A new FDA warning on the labels of stimulants used to treat AD/HD will caution physicians not to prescribe the drugs for children or adults with heart problems.

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AD/HD More Likely with Premature Birth

Study shows that babies born before 36 weeks are more likely to develop ADD.

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ADD Medication Sends 3,000 a Year to Emergency Room

Stimulant overdoses and adverse reactions responsible for majority of visits.

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Pine Bark vs. AD/HD

French pine bark found effective in treating AD/HD symptoms in children.

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Stimulants Can Slow Growth in Children

Researchers cite average weight difference of about two pounds.

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Researchers Unlock Secrets of Stimulant Medications

New study shows that stimulants enhance ability to focus and screen out distractions.

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Chewable Tablets Back on Pharmacy Shelves

Drugmaker re-releases Methylin tablets for kids who have trouble swallowing pills.

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