Child (ADD) drugs linked to heart attack

Clara Pirani, Medical reporter
March 27, 2006

CHILDREN as young as five have suffered strokes, heart attacks,
hallucinations and convulsions after taking drugs to treat attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Documents obtained by The Australian reveal that almost 400 serious
adverse reactions have been reported to the Therapeutic Goods
Administration, some involving children as young as three.

Cases include the sudden death of a seven-year-old, and a five-year-
old who suffered a stroke after taking Ritalin. Children also
experienced heart palpitations and shortness of breath after taking

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