Thursday, February 10, 2005

Adderall Linked to Sudden Death

Canada pulled the top-selling ADHD drug Adderall XR, citing the sudden death of some patients. Adderall XR was pulled off Canadian shelves Wednesday (Feb. 9, 2005) after Adderall manufacturer Shire provided information about 20 sudden deaths in patients taking this popular ADHD medication. Of its decision to ban Adderall XR, Health Canada said the incidence of serious, adverse reactions leading to death were found to be higher in Adderall XR than other ADHD drugs.

Adderall is linked to 20 deaths - 14 children and 6 adults. Adderall is also linked to 12 strokes, two of which occurred in children. The adverse reactions were not associated with overdose, misuse or abuse of the drug, Health Canada said.

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Anonymous said...

I was almost killed last year, 2004,by a woman who has ADHD and was taking Adderall and and an Anti Depressent and an Anti anxiety medication all at the same time. She lost control of her car and hit the car I was a passenger in. Her ADHD is so bad she should not have been driving period. People with ADHD are often a risk to the motoring public. They are twice as likely to get into serious accidents then people who do not have ADHD.

Check out the following key word search: Washington Neuropsychological Institute. They have a study posted indicating the statistics I just quoted.

Anonymous said...

Do you think bird flu is going to be a problem ?

I heard it would hit USA & Canada this fall.

Is there anything to the bird flu panic ?