Study Shows Link Between Death and ADHD Drugs

Posted on Jun 17, 2009
A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows a link between the use of ADHD drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall and sudden death in children and adolescents.  The study was funded by the Food & Drug Admininstration and the National Institute of Mental Health.  The FDA has issued a statement indicated that the benfits of ADHD drug use still outweigh the risks, but has urged parents to discuss the safety issues with their children's doctors.

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