ADHD drugs lacking in safety studies, Boston researchers find

Nearly 1 in 9 children have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but drugs they take to treat symptoms — which include methylphenidate (Ritalin) and amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall) — have not been investigated in drug clinical trials to determine whether they’re safe to take long term, according to a new study by Boston Children’s Hospital researchers.

 

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