ADHD News & Research

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This blog category contains posts related to ADHD research and other reports in the news.

ADHD News & Research

PBMs Restrict Access to ADHD Medications

Meet a powerful player in the “How Can I Get my ADHD Medication” game: Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). Few consumers know about them. Yet, they represent a huge and growing factor in limiting access to

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ADHD News & Research

10,000 Toddlers Medicated for ADHD? Part 1

To the uninitiated, it sounds horrifying: Toddlers medicated for ADHD!  They’re drugging babies! Yet, if you understand the ADHD-associated range of physical symptoms—and physical risks—the reasons are obvious. If you still believe ADHD is a

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Why is my vyvanse not working? Vyvanse patent expired and FDA quickly approved 14 generics
ADHD News & Research

Vyvanse Generics Roll Out — And Disappoint

The new Vyvanse generic products hit the market in August 2023, shortly after the U.S. patent for Vyvanse expired. The FDA had quickly cleared 14  generic manufacturers, and readers soon started reporting their experiences with

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Generic medication investigation
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“Bottle of Lies” Exposes Generic Drugs

The generic drugs industry makes headlines this month. That’s thanks to the investigations of journalist Katherine Eban. She is the author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.  Generic drugs are

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ADHD is biological news stories
ADHD News & Research

Headlines We Love: ADHD is Biological

Okay, the headlines this week may not come as news to us. But, following the recent ADHD Hall of Shame entry, science-based reportage comes as welcome relief. The following news sources, among others, report the latest study by NIDA Director Nora Volkow and colleagues showing that, well, ADHD is real. Read all about it.

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Judith Warner former ADHD naysayer
ADHD News & Research

Making Progress, One ADHD Naysayer at a Time

If you’re like me, you get discouraged by ADHD naysaying in the media.  That it is a condition that doesn’t exist, a Big Pharma invention. That individuals with ADHD—or their parents—are seeking the easy way

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ADHD News & Research

The Tragic Truth Of Prescription Adderall, or “Madderall”

The topic here is prescription Adderall. Specifically: Adderall is too often prescribed badly.  Adderall effects on personality can include irritability, anger, lowered empathy, reduced self-awareness, and even mania.   Moreover, reckless prescribing patterns have intensified

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