Friday, July 21, 2006

Ritalin For Preschoolers

A growing trend is prescribing Ritalin and other ADHD drugs to preschoolers despite the fact that Ritalin's manufacturer, Novartis, advises against the use to anyone under six years. Warnings have also been given by the FDA of suicidal thoughts and violent behavior associated with these medications. Experts believe that doctors need to be following the drug manufacturers guidelines saying that there is no data available or established for those under six who are taking it.

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