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Take the Generic, Patients Are Told. Until They Are Not.
Consumers have grown used to being told to give up their brand-name drugs in favor of cheaper generics. Now some are finding the opposite is true. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Health Insurance and Managed Care Adderall (Drug) Generic Brands and Products Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Medicare Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder CVS Caremark Corporation Food and Drug Admi Source Type: news

Students can improve their grades by taking Adderall
Adderall, growing popular as a so-called 'smart drug', helped to boost memory and attention in a small trial, according to researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another extended-release ADHD drug wins FDA nod
Days after Neos Therapeutics (NSDQ:NEOS) nabbed U.S. regulatory approval for its controlled-release formulation of methylphenidate, Shire (NSDQ:SHPG) said it won a nod from the FDA for its long-acting ADHD drug. The drug, Mydayis, is made up of the same active ingredient in Shire’s ADHD treatment Adderall XR – amphetamine – but it is designed to last up to 16 hours. Adderall XR is formulated to control symptoms in patients for up to 12 hours. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Another extended-release ADHD drug wins FDA nod appeared first on MassDev...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat neostherapeutics Shire Plc. Source Type: news

Shire wins FDA approval for new ADHD drug
The FDA has approved a Shire plc drug for ADHD that has the same active ingredient as an extended-release version of Adderall but is designed to last longer than the popular generic. The drug, which will be sold under the brand name "Mydayis," is designed to last for 16 hours, compared with 12 hours for Adderall XR, which was also developed by Shire (Nasdaq: SHPG). That means it could be taken just once a day by people 13 years and older with ADHD. The disorder affects about 4 percent of adults… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Can I stop taking Adderall?
Title: Can I stop taking Adderall?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Phoenix, Arizona in top 10 for Opioid distribution
As conversations increase regarding what to do about the growing prescription opioid epidemic, Arizona may be one of the states having to tackle that problem head on. Among cities that distribute the largest quantities of controlled substances, Phoenix comes in at No. 1 for Oxycodone, No. 2 for Fentanyl and No. 5 for Hydromorphone. Data analyzed from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration found in 2015 doctors prescribed more than 11 billion Oxycodone pills and more than 7 billion Adderall pills,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

People With ADHD Have Different Brains
The largest-ever brain imaging study on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has led scientists to say the condition should be considered a neurological disorder, not just a behavioral one.  The brain structures of children with ADHD differ in small but significant ways from those of normally developing children, according to the findings, which were published online in the journal Lancet Psychiatry on Feb. 15. Up to 11 percent of U.S. children and around 5 percent of U.S. adults have been diagnosed with ADHD, which causes symptoms like difficulty paying attention, impulsivity, irritability and forgetful...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People With ADHD Have Different Brains
The largest-ever brain imaging study on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has led scientists to say the condition should be considered a neurological disorder, not just a behavioral one.  The brain structures of children with ADHD differ in small but significant ways from those of normally developing children, according to the findings, which were published online in the journal Lancet Psychiatry on Feb. 15. Up to 11 percent of U.S. children and around 5 percent of U.S. adults have been diagnosed with ADHD, which causes symptoms like difficulty paying attention, impulsivity, irritability and forgetful...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drugs Vanish at Some VA Hospitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at federal hospitals — the vast majority within the VA system — siphoned away controlled substances for their own use or street sales, or drugs intended for patients simply disappeared. Aggravating the problem is that some VA hospitals have been lax in tracking drug supplies. Co...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Atomoxetine vs. Adderall
Title: Atomoxetine vs. AdderallCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - January 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Adderall (Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The 7th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2016
Alexander Gettler When TPR began giving out the annual Alexander Awards for best long-form writing in the field of toxicology, the eligibility criteria included the requirement that “entries must be fully and freely accessible” on the web. After 2016 — a remarkably truth-impaired year scarred by fake news and unchallenged mendacity — supporting aggressive, unbiased, fearless journalism appears to us to be a civic duty. A number of our selections this year come from sources such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times that have much of their content behind a paywall. Often the...
Source: The Poison Review - January 1, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical adder all Alexander awards ayahuasca cannabidiol carfentanil fentanyl Gettler opiates opioids oxycontin Source Type: news

Adderall XR (Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 24, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Adderall vs. Concerta
Title: Adderall vs. ConcertaCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/16/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/16/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Adderall vs. Dexedrine
Title: Adderall vs. DexedrineCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/16/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/16/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The NFL Is Punishing A Player Who Uses Marijuana To Treat His Crohn's Disease
For the second time this season, Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the team announced on Tuesday.  “The league has notified us of the suspension and we are moving forward with our preparations to play the Oakland Raiders this Sunday,” the team said in a statement. Per league policy, the exact violation was not publicly disclosed.  Because it is his second violation this year, Henderson must deal with a 10-game suspension without pay, after already sitting through a four-game suspensio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organized prescription drug collection programs may have minimal impact on reducing availability of controlled medications
More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for whom they were prescribed. The remaining 70 percent represent a large surplus of controlled medications that could be abused or sold to others for abuse. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Organized prescription drug collection programs may have minimal impact
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for whom they were prescribed. The remaining 70 percent represent a large surplus of controlled medications that could be abused or sold to others for abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vyvanse vs. Adderall
Title: Vyvanse vs. AdderallCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/14/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

These 13 corporations are 'Big Pharma': their history, crimes, and products
(NaturalNews) This is a preview to the Era of Wisdom documentary "Toddlers on Adderall: History of "Big Pharma" and the Major Players," to be released December 28, 2016.(Article by Cassius Karampi, republished from Govtslaves.info)Written and directed by Cassius Kamarampi... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage Of Organs For Transplantation -- Is More Research on Human-Animal Chimeras the Right Approach?
This piece was originally published on Bionews and co-authored with Giulia Cavaliere. You can read the original piece here. It is time to discuss, once again, the lifting of a moratorium on research. We are not talking about the CRISPR genome-editing moratorium, but about the 20 August announcement by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lift the moratorium on research involving chimeric human/non-human embryos. The use of federal funds for this kind of research had been previously banned by the NIH in September 2015. Although it does not state it explicitly, the NIH announcement seems to have been triggered by ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do ADHD drugs boost substance abuse risk?
Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News A new study finds the risk of substance abuse is actually lower when ADHD drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall are started earlier and taken longer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Counterfeit adderall containing aceclofenac from internet pharmacies - Gaudiano MC, Borioni A, Antoniella E, Valvo L.
A nontargeted approach based on liquid chromatography equipped with a quadrupole time-of-flight mass detector (LC-MS Q-TOF) joined to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis allowed rapid identification and quantification of the anti-inflammatory drug ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study highlights multiple factors of ADHD medication use
Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

U-M study highlights multiple factors of ADHD medication use
(University of Michigan) Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a University of Michigan study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids
MONDAY, May 30, 2016 -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Prince's Death Is an Opportunity to Talk to Our Kids About the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse
Prince is seemingly now part of a rising death toll related to opioid use, and his death spotlights a growing threat to the health and safety of teens and adults alike. Two years ago, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 28,000 deaths from opioid overdose. Today, it reports two million Americans are addicted to these medications. The reason opioids like morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone are problematic is that they are highly addictive and increasingly over-prescribed by doctors - so much so that the CDC recently had to publish guidelines for prescribing physicians. Prescription opioids are also to blame for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?
Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?
Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ditch the addictive Adderall: What is ADHD and can changing your diet reverse it?
(NaturalNews) The condition known as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is largely treated with potentially harmful and addictive medications like Adderall, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, according to a growing body of research, adjusting dietary intake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most teens who abuse ADHD meds get them from others
HealthDay News Abuse of ADHD stimulant drugs such Ritalin or Adderall is on the rise, and a new study finds that most teens who abuse the drugs get them from someone else. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others
TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 -- Abuse of ADHD stimulant drugs such Ritalin or Adderall is on the rise, and a new study finds that most teens who abuse the drugs get them from someone else. An expanding market for drugs to treat attention-deficit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Early Behavior Therapy Found to Aid Children With A.D.H.D.
Experts said this approach could possibly change standard medical practice, which favors drugs like Adderall and Ritalin as first-line treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Pelham, William E. Source Type: news

Study: Adderall abuse skyrockets among young adults
Stephen FellerBALTIMORE, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- While Adderall precriptions to treat ADHD have stayed relatively flat, the number of people abusing the drug or seeking ER treatment for misuse has skyrocketed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impax Receives FDA Approval for Generic Version of Adderall XR(R) (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product) Capsules, CII
HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for dextroamphetamine sac... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, FDAImpax Laboratories, Adderall XR, amphetamine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adderall misuse rising among young adults
Study finds more young adults are winding up in the emergency room for misusing popular ADHD drug (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adderall misuse rising among young adults
While the number of prescriptions for the stimulant Adderall has remained unchanged among young adults, misuse and emergency room visits related to the drug have risen dramatically in this group, new research suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

John Hopkins University find rise in number of young people abusing ADHD drug
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University warned emergency room visits relating to Adderall jumped 156 per cent while use without a prescription rose 67 per cent in six years - with those aged 18 to 25 at greatest risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: College Health, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Big Pharma gets away with selling crystal meth to children: By renaming it 'Adderall'
(NaturalNews) In a recent appearance on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, drug abuse and addiction expert Carl Hart of Columbia University made a shocking claim: There isn't much difference between the demonized street drug methamphetamine (also known as meth or crystal meth) and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everything You Wanted To Know About Microdosing (But Were Afraid To Ask)
Long before microdosing was being touted as the Silicon Valley life hack du jour, Dr. James Fadiman was investigating the potential mind-enhancing effects of ingesting psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin, more commonly known as magic mushrooms.   In the 1960s, Fadiman conducted pioneering psychedelic research, including one study in which he gave LSD and another hallucinogen, Mescaline, to scientists, mathematicians and architects to see how it affected creative problem-solving. (His research was one of the last investigations into LSD due to the Food and Drug Administration's mid-1960s research ban of...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Thoughts On Today's Pharma & Biotech News
Seven thoughts: Shire’s purchase of Baxalta is emblematic of the shift in the drug industry. The company that popularized Adderall and help market the diagnosis of ADHD is now focused almost entirely on pricey, rare diseases, with an option on cancer. Vertex and Illumina both released relatively weak financial forecasts ahead of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. This could add to feelings that maybe healthcare investing has peaked, or at least become a realm for stock pickers. Which is exactly what everyone said at this time of year last year. There’s a lot of controversy on Illumina’s crea...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Encouraging News from Monitoring the Future
Revealing the results of the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use and attitudes among American middle- and high-school students is an annual mid-December ritual at NIDA. It is often an unveiling of interesting and sometimes surprising data and trends. For 41 years now, the MTF results gathered by the University of Michigan have given us the ability to track trends in substance use among the most vulnerable population in our country. This year the results were mostly positive, giving us cause for encouragement. Use of most substances in 2015 continued their flat or downward trends seen in recent years--man...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

December 10, 2015: Physician and His Patient Indicted in Scheme to Fraudulently Prescribe and Dispense Oxycodone and Adderall
December 10, 2015: Physician and His Patient Indicted in Scheme to Fraudulently Prescribe and Dispense Oxycodone and Adderall (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 14, 2015 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Medicines and Children, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Are So Many College and High School Kids Abusing Adderall
During the past 15 years, there has been a remarkable transformation in the drug trade. It used to be dominated by the illegal drug cartels. Now it it is dominated by the legal drug companies. The most dangerous legal drugs are the prescription opioids, now responsible for twice as many deaths as street drugs and also for a secondary epidemic of heroin addiction. The next most dangerous legal drugs are Xanax and other short acting benzodiazepines that potentiate overdoses, cause severe addiction, raise the risk of falls, and worsen cognitive problems. ADHD meds are the most dangerous legal drugs among young people in co...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton Proposes Reclassifying Marijuana As A Less Dangerous Drug
This article has been updated to include a statement from the Marijuana Majority.  Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news