Most of the reliable scientific information about ADHD comes from pharmaceutical companies. How can we change this?
by Sandy Newmark, M.D.
Anyone who works in the field of integrative medicine is aware of the disparity in research funds for pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical therapies. Unless a non-pharmaceutical company is going to make a big profit from the study on its product, it is hard to get them to fund research.
I have two suggestions for ADDitude readers:
> First, write to one of the large companies that make natural products to treat ADHD, and ask them to fund studies. A good example would be Carlson or Nordic Naturals, both of which sell large quantities of fish oil.
> Second, write to your Congressional representatives and ask them to increase the funding for NCCAM, the section of the National Institutes of Health that funds studies on alternative therapies.