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Consumers come forward with their stories and complaints as the FDA confirms a possible link between ADHD drugs and death from heart problems.

New York, New York (PRWEB) February 16, 2006 - The FDA's Drug Safety & Risk Management Advisory Committee recently ruled that ADHD drugs should include a Black-box warning label explaining potentially fatal health risks. This ruling comes after approximately 51 reports linking ADHD drugs to sudden death and cardiovascular problems in patients of all ages. Other allegedly adverse effects of these drugs include heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, and myocardial infarction.

Thousands of children and adults in the U.S. are being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and doctors are prescribing ADHD drugs at an alarming rate. Children as young as 6 years old are receiving prescriptions to ADHD drugs containing amphetamine. Amphetamine, a stimulant also known as speed, has long been associated with a variety of adverse side effects.

Popular ADHD drug treatments prescribed to children, teens, and adults include: Adderall, Strattera, Ritalin, Concerta, Wellbutrin, Desipramine, Dexedrine, Prozac, Methylin, Metadate, Desoxyn, and Focalin. In the past, some of these drugs have been in the news with allegations of cancer risks, liver damage, and heart damage.

ADHD and ADD drug sales are a billion-dollar business for major U.S. drug makers. These pharmaceutical manufacturers have shown some resistance to making warning label changes, perhaps fearing that it may damage sales and profits.

Adults and children negatively affected by Adderall, Ritalin or other ADHD drugs, may get more information at:

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