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 a stimulant medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The FDA reported only 11 sudden deaths in pediatric patients taking methylphenidate from 1995 to 2005, and drug manufacturers contend their medications are properly labeled. Still, some experts and parents are raising concerns about the safety and use of the medications.

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