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April 07, 2006

Attention Deficit Patch Approved

The FDA has approved the first skin patch to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. It contains methylphenidate, which is the same stimulant that is in Ritalin. It is designed to be worn for 9 hours. (

June 30, 2005

Ritalin Warning Label to be Strengthened

The FDA said today it plans to strengthen the warning label for Concerta, the popular long-acting version of Ritalin (methylpenidate) in response to reports of psychiatric and cardiovascular adverse effects. (MedPage Today)

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March 25, 2005

Cylert Recalled

"Abbott Laboratories said Thursday that it is pulling its attention deficit disorder drug Cylert from the market, following a consumer group’s charge that the drug caused serious and sometimes fatal health problems during its 30-year history."

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