The Food and Drug Administration has ordered stimulants like Ritalin to now use a stronger warning to advise doctors, pharmacists and patients of the associaed risks of heart problems in children and adults alike. It is also supposed to alert doctors that one child in a thousand experience hallucinations according to recent findings. The new warnings are not as strong as the one the FDA advisory committee initially sought in February of 2006 but it is an improvement nonetheless.
According to the nytimes.com:
The warnings come after scattered reports of children dying suddenly while taking the drugs. In some cases, the children were later determined to have had structural defects of the heart.
The warnings will be put on Adderall and Concerta as well as Ritalin.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.