By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2016 3 Comments
    How Risky Is Ritalin for Kids’ Hearts?

    Parents often worry about the possible side effects of drugs prescribed for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Often they are reassured that there are no serious problems, but a new stud…

    By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2015 0 Comments
    How Well Does Ritalin Work for ADHD?

    For decades a mainstay in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has been the stimulant drug Ritalin. It is also sold under the generic name methylphenidate and brand name…

    By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2015 0 Comments
    ADHD Stimulant Treatments Keep Kids Awake

    Stimulant medications like methylphenidate (Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin, etc.) appear to interfere with children's ability to get a good night's sleep. The investigators noted that stimulant…

    By: Joe Graedon June 25, 2015 1 Comments
    ADHD Drug Daytrana Can Cause Permanent Disfiguri…

    A "Drug Safety Communication" from the FDA (June 24, 2015) is alerting physicians, pharmacists and patients that the Daytrana┬áskin patch containing the drug methylphenidate can cause permanent skin c…

    By: Joe Graedon January 15, 2015 1 Comments
    Be Wary of BPA Substitutes

    Consumer demand has led many plastics makers to remove bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and other containers. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that mimics the action of estrogen. Scientists have worri…

    By: Joe Graedon February 2, 2009 3 Comments
    Modern Mind Medicines Lose Luster

    Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pic…