Navigation Links
Consumer Reports to Parents: Think Twice About Free Prescription ADHD Drug Samples for Your Children
Date:7/8/2009

behavior, hyperactivity, and/or lack of focus and inability to complete a task. A pediatrician, primary care doctor or mental-health professional should always begin by ruling out other possible reasons for their behavior. Parents should question a medical professional who diagnoses ADHD on the first visit and prescribes a drug on the spot.

ADHD Drugs May Only Work for a Few Years

And there is another hitch: a recent study shows that at least one ADHD stimulant drug, methylphenidate (Ritalin), may only work for a few years. There is little evidence proving a clear benefit beyond that. Long term studies have not been done on other ADHD drugs. Parents should routinely check in with their child's doctor about whether the drugs are still working since all stimulant drugs, along with Strattera (a non-stimulant), may have long-term risks, including possibly suppressing a child's growth and a rare risk of sudden death, stroke or heart attack.

Methodology

The Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs report on drugs to treat ADHD is based on a systematic review of hundreds of research articles and studies, where the risks and benefits of one drug or many drugs against each other are evaluated. This kind of systematic review is known as comparative effectiveness and all Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs reports use this process as the basis for their drug Ratings.

Find out more about the Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs program that evaluates more than 200 drugs for dozens of common conditions here: www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org/Best-Buy-Drugs.

JULY 2009

(C) Consumers Union 2009. The material above is intended for legitimate news entities only; it may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes. Consumer Reports(R) is published by Consumers Union,
'/>"/>

SOURCE Consumer Reports Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline
2. European Consumers Share a High Interest in Healthcare, but Hold Varied Views on Many Health Issues New TNS Healthcare Study Reveals Both Differences and Similarities in Health Views across Europe
3. Cancer Roadmaps Chooses Tableau Software for Consumer Access to Online, Interactive Dashboards for Cancer Patients
4. Winner Medical Signs PurCotton Sales Agreement With Consumer Products Leader in China
5. Blue Shield of California Makes Understanding Health Care Issues Easier for Consumers
6. Alpharmas Reach Teach Learn Initiative Targets Youth and Consumer Awareness
7. Bausch & Lomb Kicks Off U.S. Consumer Online Marketing Campaign for SofLens(R) Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
8. Federal Trade Commission Reports: Authorized Generics, During the 180-day Exclusivity Period, Benefit Consumers and the American Healthcare System
9. Broad Coalition Says Consumer Role Is Key to Improving Health and Health Care
10. Consumers Can Now Shop Online for Individual Health Insurance Coverage With Mercy Health Plans
11. New Online Company Is Helping to Bring a Solution to the Increasingly Devastating Problem of Healthcare Costs in America, at No Cost to Consumers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Ticket Down is ... Champions Cup Match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC ... Bronx has hosted countless big events since it opened several ... of the original Yankee Stadium, however, it has been a ... City metro area. , The Yankees Stadium is the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... UHY LLP, a member of the global ... International Business – Issue 29. This bi-annual publication features ... current business challenges and key issues faced by companies ... following topics:, , Key industry sectors ... the next five years? Where are growth opportunities to ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches ... school officials. , , New meal standards -- issued by ... the fall of 2012. At the time, there was concern ... of their food. But the new study of nearly 600 ... "The updated meals standards are resulting in healthier meals for ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Glutamine is ... and it’s considered to be conditionally essential during times ... is an advanced recovery & Immune System Support. , ... glutamine your body produces, supplementing with additional glutamine may ... waste products in the body, digestion and immune system ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... researchers report that an alternative to the traditional handshake ... experiments, the scientists found that clasping hands transferred about ... other than what is known as a fist bump. ... a cultural substitute for the firm gripping of hands. ... of the American Journal of Infection Control . ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Liverpool FC vs. Manchester City Tickets at Yankee Stadium: Ticket Down Reports Huge Demand for Guinness International Champions Cup Tickets in NYC 2Health News:Liverpool FC vs. Manchester City Tickets at Yankee Stadium: Ticket Down Reports Huge Demand for Guinness International Champions Cup Tickets in NYC 3Health News:Uhy International Business Issue 29 Now Available 2Health News:Uhy International Business Issue 29 Now Available 3Health News:Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students 2Health News:Betancourt Nutrition Introduces Glutamine Plus with Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine 2Health News:Betancourt Nutrition Introduces Glutamine Plus with Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine 3Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 2Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 3
... A hospital group based in McAllen, Texas, has agreed to ... it violated the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute and ... compensation to doctors in order to induce them to refer ... today. McAllen Hospitals L.P., d/b/a/ South Texas Health System, is ...
... , - Calls on Congress to Address Long Term ... 30 At a briefing by the Leadership Council of Aging ... Council on Aging (NCOA), applauded the House for making the CLASS ... Health Care for America Act and urged the Senate to include ...
... new drugs in pipeline , FRIDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay ... present a major public health problem, said scientists gathering ... Friday. , Chief among the concerns are resistant gram-negative ... and otherwise healthier people. The troubling trend is compounded ...
... more go up, study finds , FRIDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay ... dialysis, a U.K. study has found. , Researchers at the ... information on 69 dialysis patients who had traveled in Europe, ... Rim and South Asia. , One person died while traveling, ...
... , BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 30 WakeMed Health & ... a Letter of Understanding (LOU) under which the two ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080812/CLTU111LOGO ) , These opportunities may include WakeMed ... Blue Ridge Surgery Center with SCA continuing to manage ...
... new study from a researcher at Harvard University finds that ... while straight men prefer the most feminine-faced women. The ... wired for attraction to sexually dimorphic facesthose with facial features ... The research is currently published online in the journal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Texas Hospital Group Pays U.S. $27.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations 2Health News:Texas Hospital Group Pays U.S. $27.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations 3Health News:National Council on Aging's Firman Lauds CLASS Act as Part of House Health Care Bill 2Health News:National Council on Aging's Firman Lauds CLASS Act as Part of House Health Care Bill 3Health News:Antibiotic Resistance Still a Major Public Health Threat 2Health News:Antibiotic Resistance Still a Major Public Health Threat 3Health News:Antibiotic Resistance Still a Major Public Health Threat 4Health News:WakeMed and Surgical Care Affiliates Enter into Venture for Ambulatory Surgery 2Health News:WakeMed and Surgical Care Affiliates Enter into Venture for Ambulatory Surgery 3Health News:For gay and straight men, facial attraction operates similarly 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research ... https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225723/Global-Bone-Densitometers-Market-2014-2018.html ... special type of X-ray test used to measure the ... to detect osteopenia or osteoporosis, diseases in which the ... is high. The purpose of bone densitometry is to ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... -- June 28 th , 2014 – Oncolab, the ... cancer test, is making its AACC debut (booth #4051) at ... is a serum-based in vitro immunoassay, has been run for ... in the fight against cancer recurrence. Photo - ... million cancer survivors in the US alone, the race is ...
(Date:7/28/2014)...  Surgical Theater, LLC announced today the addition ... Board. New members include Ori J. Braun ... and New Technologies for Given Imaging Ltd., and ... President and General Manager of Philips Healthcare,s Computer ... technology to brain surgery and has developed software-based ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 2Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 3Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 4Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 5Oncolab, Inc. Exhibits Pioneering AMAS Cancer Test at AACC 2Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 2Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 3Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 4Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 5
... FRANCISCO, Calif. , March 15 Poniard Pharmaceuticals, ... innovative oncology therapies, today announced the sale of 4,229,000 of ... Ltd. for gross proceeds of approximately $6.3 million , ... committed equity financing facility with Commerce Court.  Poniard intends to ...
... Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP ), a ... life sciences research, today announces that it has entered into ... subsidiary Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc., resolving a lawsuit filed by ... District of Texas that claimed that Shimadzu,s MultiNA ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces $6.3 Million Financing 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces $6.3 Million Financing 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces $6.3 Million Financing 4Caliper Settles Outstanding Litigation with Shimadzu 2
... has been selling replacement bulbs ... and we are extremely proud ... Check out our catalog of ... discount light bulbs specials. ...
... been selling replacement bulbs on ... we are extremely proud of ... out our catalog of replacement ... light bulbs specials. ,Check ...
... been selling replacement bulbs on ... we are extremely proud of ... out our catalog of replacement ... light bulbs specials. ,Check ...
... Direct has been selling replacement ... 1996, and we are extremely ... guarantee. Check out our catalog ... our discount light bulbs specials. ...
Medicine Products: