Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Sudden death
Ritalin ADHD Drug Linked to 500 Percent Increased Risk of Sudden Death in Children
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
Key concepts: Adhd, Drugs and Ritalin
[NaturalNews) Just how dangerous are the amphetamine stimulant drugs prescribed for children with so-called ADHD? According to scientific research funded by the FDA and the National Institute of Mental Health, drugs such as Ritalin increase the risk of sudden death by five hundred percent among children and teens.
In these cases of sudden death, the child suddenly collapses and dies, only to be discovered later by parents or siblings. That's what happened to Matthew Hohmann in 2004 (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMo...), and according to this new research, it keeps happening to more and more children at a rate that's 500 percent higher than would be considered typical for children of a similar age and health status.........