Thursday, February 10, 2005

Health Canada orders ADHD drug off market after reports of deaths, strokes

From the Canadian Press:
Health Canada has ordered a once-a-day treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder off the market after learning the drug has been linked to 20 sudden deaths and 12 strokes, including among children.

And makers of related stimulants used to treat the commonly diagnosed condition have been asked to provide a thorough review of their worldwide safety data, Health Canada said in a release late Wednesday. None of the deaths or strokes associated with Adderall XR were reported Canada, said department spokesman Ryan Baker. more...

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