Study links ADHD drugs to sudden deaths in children

06/15/2009 | KTRK-TV (Houston)

A study of 564 children and teens who died suddenly found they were 7.4 times more likely than not to have been taking stimulant medications, often used in ADHD treatment. The FDA reported 11 sudden deaths from 1995 to 2005 in children and teens who took the drug methylphenidate, the common ingredient in ADHD drugs. Some experts and parents are raising concerns about the safety and use of the medications.

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