FDA Study Concludes That ADHD Meds Don't Cause Heart Problems

FDA Study Concludes That ADHD Meds Don't Cause Heart Problems

A Food and Drug Administration study found that those who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can take medications without increasing their risk of heart problems. The study focused on patients ages 2 through 24. [More]

Food Dyes May Exacerbate Hyperactive Behavior In Some Kids

Food Dyes May Exacerbate Hyperactive Behavior In Some Kids

It has long been suspected that kids with ADHD might be having some sort of reaction to common synthetic food dyes — but now the FDA is going to formally consider any links between the dyes and hyperactivity in children, including over 30 different studies on the topic. [More]

Stanford U Investigates A Dozen Docs For Taking Pharma Payola

Stanford U Investigates A Dozen Docs For Taking Pharma Payola

Twelve doctors at Stanford University Medical School are under investigation by the school’s disciplinary board after their names cropped up in a database of docs getting paid big bucks by pharmaceutical companies for speaking gigs, a violation of school policy. [More]

Ritalin Stunts Growth, Study Finds

Ritalin Stunts Growth, Study Finds

Kids taking ADHD drug Ritalin are about an inch shorter and 4.4 pounds lighter than their friends, according to new study. It won’t be clear until two years from now whether the children’s growth is permanently affected.