Saturday, February 25, 2006

ADHD drugs widely misused

From the CEC Smart Brief:

A new study indicates millions of teenagers and young adults are misusing stimulant drugs intended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and thousands may be addicted. The new data comes amid growing concern the drugs are overprescribed, and an FDA advisory panel recently suggested black-box warnings about possible cardiovascular problems. The Washington Post (free registration) (2/25)

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