Another factor to consider in ADHD prescribing

Another factor to consider in ADHD prescribing

I’ve posted before about the rising popularity of treating ADHD with medication and the potential downsides to doing so. There hasn’t been much investigation into the long-term side effects of these meds, but now that’s likely to change. The FDA has asked the Drug Safety and Risk Management advisory committee to look at cardiovascular risks, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That will be good information to have in weighing the decision about whether and how to treat.

January 19, 2006

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