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2006-03-23 14:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A once-daily, controlled-release formulation of Ritalin, also known by its generic name methylphenidate, to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less likely to lead to abuse than the traditional immediate-release methylphenidate. Dr. Thomas J. Spencer from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues compared the abuse potential of immediate-release and controlled-release methylphenidate in 12 healthy...

2006-03-22 22:02:11

By Lisa Richwine GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) - U.S. advisers on Wednesday called for new information about psychiatric and heart risks on the labels of attention deficit drugs but stopped short of recommending the strongest possible warning, saying they did not want to frighten patients or parents from effective treatment. The panel of pediatric experts reviewed reports of heart problems and psychotic behavior such as hallucinations in children who took the medicines, which...

2006-03-23 00:30:00

By Lisa Richwine GAITHERSBURG, Maryland -- U.S. advisers on Wednesday called for new information about psychiatric and heart risks on the labels of attention deficit drugs but stopped short of recommending the strongest possible warning, saying they did not want to frighten patients or parents from effective treatment. The panel of pediatric experts reviewed reports of heart problems and psychotic behavior such as hallucinations in children who took the medicines, which include Novartis AG's...

2006-02-10 14:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Supplementing the antidepressant Wellbutrin (bupropion) with a reward system called "contingency management" (CM) can further reduce cocaine use in addicted subjects maintained with methadone, new research shows. With CM, an addicted individual is given a positive reinforcement whenever he provides objective proof of a positive behavioral change. In the present study, subjects were given a small amount of money for each cocaine-free urine sample they provided. The...

2006-02-09 15:52:59

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) - Prescription drugs to treat attention deficit disorder should come with strong 'black-box' warnings that they may increase the risk of heart problems in some patients, a U.S. advisory panel said on Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration committee voted 8-7 in favor of the warning, with one abstention. Fifteen members also voted to recommend the drugs, which include Novartis AG's Ritalin and Shire Pharmaceuticals Group Plc's Adderall, be...

2006-02-09 15:50:54

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) - Prescription drugs to treat attention deficit disorder should come with strong 'black-box' warnings that they may increase the risk of heart problems in some patients, a U.S. advisory panel said on Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration committee voted 8-7 in favor of the warning, with one abstention. Fifteen members also voted to recommend the drugs, which include Novartis AG's Ritalin and Shire Pharmaceuticals Group Plc's Adderall, be...

2006-02-08 11:22:18

LONDON (Reuters) - Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty, who had an on-off relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, escaped a jail term on Wednesday over seven separate drug-related charges. The 26-year-old rocker, who had pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and cocaine at a hearing last month, was given a community service order for 12 months, requiring him to attend a drug rehabilitation center and undergo monthly check-ups. "You must submit to treatment with a view to ending your...

2006-02-02 21:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Cocaine can cause serious abdominal problems as well as chest pain and breathing difficulties, a leading surgeon said on Friday. "Abdominal complications from cocaine abuse are life-threatening and require emergency surgery," said Luke Meleagros, of North Middlesex University Hospital, in Britain's Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. With an estimated 344,000 people using cocaine and 17,000 taking crack cocaine each month in Britain, Meleagros and his colleagues fear...

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2006-02-02 21:05:00

LONDON -- Cocaine can cause serious abdominal problems as well as chest pain and breathing difficulties, a leading surgeon said on Friday. "Abdominal complications from cocaine abuse are life-threatening and require emergency surgery," said Luke Meleagros, of North Middlesex University Hospital, in Britain's Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. With an estimated 344,000 people using cocaine and 17,000 taking crack cocaine each month in Britain, Meleagros and his colleagues fear health...

2006-02-02 19:03:14

LONDON (Reuters) - Cocaine can cause serious abdominal problems as well as chest pain and breathing difficulties, a leading surgeon said on Friday. "Abdominal complications from cocaine abuse are life-threatening and require emergency surgery," said Luke Meleagros, of North Middlesex University Hospital, in Britain's Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. With an estimated 344,000 people using cocaine and 17,000 taking crack cocaine each month in Britain, Meleagros and his...


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