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Status Report: Getting Hyper About Ritalin

An FDA advisory panel last week recommended adding the agency's strongest possible safety warning for Ritalin and other popular attention-deficit drugs. Here's...

Getting Hyper About Ritalin

Slapping a "black box" warning on a prescription drug is not an action that the Food and Drug Administration takes lightly. So when an FDA advisory committee...

The Age of Ritalin: Rx: A Shelf Load Of Books

Lawrence Diller's Running On Ritalin is the book most people are talking about these days, but it's hardly the only one out there. In the past 18 months a flurry...

New Ritalin Ad Blitz Makes Parents Jumpy

In Sheila Matthews' view, it was a heartening event for the back-to-school season: the signing of a law in Connecticut that she and others hope will relieve the...

Ritalin: Mom's Little Helper

When most people hear the word Ritalin, they think of little boys: waist-high hellions throwing spitballs and punches, requiring pills to control themselves...

Ritalin for Toddlers

Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as anybody who has been within shouting distance of a schoolyard in the past 10 years knows, was the pediatric...

The Age of Ritalin: How Does It Work?

For a drug that's been used for more than a half-century, we know surprisingly little about how Ritalin acts on the brain or why it helps children with...

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