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“ADHD Medications Won’t Stunt Kids’ Growth, Study Finds”

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This September 3, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that seems to be showing that the stimulant medications typically prescribed to treat ADHD do not put children at risk of having their growth stunted.

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“New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications”

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This August 28, 2014 PR Newswire article talks about a newly formed coalition in Pennsylvania aimed at not only better understanding why ADHD medications get misused or redirected for non-

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the lit...

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

medical purposes, but also to attempt to make it more difficult for these medications to be misused or diverted in the college setting.

“Stimulant treatment for ADHD may also reduce smoking risk”

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This May 12, 2014 article found on the MNT website talks about a possible link between treating kids who have ADHD with stimulants and a decreased risk of starting smoking.  While researchers aren’t clear on why this connection exists and feel more research is needed to figure out the link, they do feel there is some connection between the two things even if they don’t understand it yet.

English: Adderall

English: Adderall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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