Category: MedWatch

Study: ADHD Drugs Send Thousands to ERs

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By LINDA A. JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Accidental overdoses and side effects from attention deficit drugs likely send thousands of children and adults to emergency rooms, according to the first national estimates of the problem. Scientists at...

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Tots Used as Human Guinea Pigs?

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Joseph Rhee Reports: ABC News has learned that a Massachusetts hospital is currently recruiting pre-schoolers to test the safety and effectiveness of a powerful antipsychotic drug called Quetiapine. (SEROQUEL AstraZeneca – Vince) The study, conducted...

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ADHD Children ‘Suffer Strokes’

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CHILDREN as young as five have suffered strokes, heart attacks and hallucinations after taking drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Almost 400 serious adverse reactions to the two most used ADHD drugs, Ritalin and Dexamphetamine,...

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Warning Urged on Stimulants Like Ritalin

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By Gardiner Harris GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 9 — Stimulants like Ritalin could have dangerous effects on the heart, and federal regulators should require manufacturers to provide written guides to patients and place prominent warnings on drug labels...

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Prozac Backlash: Trouble in Prozac

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Fortune Magazine, by David Stipp Can Prozac make you want to die? The idea seems strange, given that the drug and similar antidepressants are supposed to do just the opposite. Yet that is what Kimberly Witczak believes happened to her husband. Two...

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