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FDA Considers Pulling Approval For Generic Concerta

This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it may withdraw its approval for generic versions of the medication Concerta (methylphenidate). The prescription drug is an extended-release version of Ritalin, used in the treatment of “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” or ADHD. The two manufacturers of the generic version...

Do ADHD Meds Like Concerta Really Help Kids in School? New Study Says Not Necessarily

Like so many other Big Pharma players, Janssen pulls out all the stops in its marketing efforts when it comes to Concerta. One of the big selling points of Concerta and other ADHD medication is it helps kids in getting better grades in school and completing their homework assignments....
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Is ADHD/ADD So Much More Common These Days? Or Has Big Pharma Just Made it Look That Way?

When it comes to prescription drug abuse, most of the attention has been on prescription pain relievers, such as opioids. However, there has been another category of prescription medications that have increasingly been misused, both legally and illegally. Those are the medications used for the treatment of ADHD/ADD.It's not...
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Concerta Being Abused by Students to Study, Weight Loss and Get High

It is becoming widely known that the use of the ADD/ADHD medication Concerta can cause suicidal thoughts and tendencies in young people who are prescribed the drug. However, this medication also has a high potential for abuse – particularly among young people.Concerta is a form of Ritalin (methylphenidate), a...
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Concerta and The Overmedicating of Our Children

With the dramatic and alarming increase in diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and corresponding growth in the number of prescriptions designed to treat it, more and more questions are being raised. These questions are not only about the medications themselves – which increasingly are proving to have...

Concerta Teen Suicide Link – Is This Drug Appropriate

Leanne Bessner was an attractive, perky and popular fifteen-year-old girl from an average, stable, middle-class family. Among other activities, she played on her high school's basketball team. She was also diagnosed with “Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder,” or ADHD. In August 2005, young Ms. Bessner was prescribed Concerta, also known...

Big Pharma Does It Again: ADD/ADHD “Treatment” Is Driving Young People to Suicide

It’s the same old story, again and again. In a mad rush to maximize revenues and increase profits, Big Pharma creates “disorders” and “diseases,” then quickly develops “treatments,” which are then aggressively marketed to a public desperate for a quick and easy fix. In this case, the “disorder” is...

ADHD Medication Concerta Linked To Suicidal Thoughts and Actions in Youths

ADHD medications have been linked to a host of problematic side effects including gynocomastia and heart problems, but one of the biggest dangers with these medications is that some of them are now being linked to suicidal thoughts and actions in teenagers – the largest group taking these pills....
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To review more information regarding Concerta (including scientific studies, government warnings, recalls and litigation), visit Concerta Info, a comprehensive webpage maintained by the law firm of Levin Papantonio.