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2012-10-01 02:32:13

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NextWave Pharmaceuticals, an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company, announced FDA approval of Quillivant XR((TM)) (methylphenidate hydrochloride) for extended-release oral suspension, CII. Quillivant XR is approved for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Quillivant XR is the first once-daily, extended-release liquid methylphenidate available for patients with ADHD. "The approval of Quillivant XR fills a void...

2012-09-12 02:31:24

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the filing for review of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Vyvanse(®) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules, (CII). Shire is seeking approval of Vyvanse as a maintenance treatment in children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are currently no...

Can ADHD Drugs Curb Smoking In Teens?
2012-08-27 06:05:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Harvard Medical School (HMS) say that they have discovered evidence that taking medication to treat ADHD could decrease the risk that kids will begin smoking. According to Frederik Joelving of Reuters, study leader Dr. Paul Hammerness, who also works in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Pyschopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues admit that the evidence is on...

2012-07-12 23:02:47

Methylphenidate prescriptions have increased fourfold in the last decade, and yet estimates as to its effectiveness suggest a sizeable 'gap' where children do not respond to such drug-based treatment. A recent double-blind pilot trial shows a potential natural treatment breakthrough that may help fill this gap for children resistant to medication. Cambridge, UK (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 Recently published clinical research shows a potential ADHD treatment breakthrough using a pure EPA natural...

Timing Of ADHD Medication Impacts Academic Performance
2012-06-26 07:38:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Timing can affect everything. This is a theme pursued by scientists who studied children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A team of researchers recently found a connection between the ages of at which children with ADHD began taken medication and how they performed on standardized exams, particularly in the area of math. The study, titled “A Population-Based Study of Stimulant Drug Treatment of ADHD and Academic Progress in...

Prescriptions Written To Minors On Decline, Except For ADHD Meds
2012-06-18 14:06:52

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on Monday that the number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped over the years. FDA researchers said antibiotic use dropped 14 percent over the past 10 years, helping to reduce overuse of the drugs. Overusing antibiotics can make the drugs less effective, making it harder to stop infections in children and adults. The number of antidepressant prescriptions for children declined as well, according to the recent findings....

2012-05-10 09:45:22

The number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cases in the United States are exploding. According to a 2011 statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in 10 American children is diagnosed with the disorder. To better understand the cause of ADHD and to identify methods to prevent and treat it, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center have developed a new form of specially bred...

2012-05-08 13:47:06

Misuse of prescription drugs seen as 'more necessary' for success, study finds In the eyes of young college men, it's more unethical to use steroids to get an edge in sports than it is to use prescription stimulants to enhance one's grades, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. And students who had themselves used stimulants without a prescription were more inclined to see such drug use as acceptable, according to the findings, which were...

2012-05-04 02:25:07

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc [http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ] (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will present scientific data from one oral and 16 poster presentations at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 165th Annual Meeting to be held May 5-9. The data being presented represent Shire's ongoing commitment to the clinical research of Vyvanse(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)...

2012-04-24 22:18:34

Research shows chronic users' brains age dramatically faster than their non-drug-using peers New research by scientists at the University of Cambridge suggests that chronic cocaine abuse accelerates the process of brain aging. The study, published today 25 April in Molecular Psychiatry, found that age-related loss of grey matter in the brain is greater in people who are dependent on cocaine than in the healthy population. For the study, the researchers scanned the brains of 120 people...