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The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints

Boy with Thorn

When 3-year-old Shepherd Strauss got sick, his parents turned to doctors and drugs. But they couldn’t anticipate that what would help him feel better didn’t come with a prescription.


Study: ADHD drugs don't raise heart risks for kids

Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems, the largest safety study of these drugs concludes.


Kids with ADHD more likely to use drugs, analysis finds

They're up to three times more likely to use substances nicotine, cocaine and marijuana in adolescence and as young adults, research suggests. ...


Shortage of ADHD drugs gives parents the jitters

Nationwide shortages of popular drugs used to treat ADD and ADHD are sending parents scrambling, with some combing multiple pharmacies for the Adderall and Ritalin that keep their kids calm.


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