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Suicide link to ADHD drug for children

Sydney Morning Herald Friday 4th October, 2013

A nine-year-old boy has killed himself and two other children have attempted suicide while taking a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, federal drug authorities have said. In a safety update, the Therapeutic Goods Administration urged doctors to ensure parents are aware that suicidal thoughts can be an extremely rare but disastrous side-effect of the ADHD medication Strattera. The news comes as figures obtained by Fairfax Media show NSW is Australia's ADHD drug capital, with medication use continuing to rise. Medications, including Strattera and the stimulant Ritali...


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