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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Study Shows Methylphenidate Linked to Chromosomal Changes

Medical News Today

In a small but startling preliminary new study, Texas researchers have found that after just three months, every one of a dozen children treated for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with the drug methylphenidate experienced a threefold increase in levels of chromosome abnormalities-occurrences associated with increased risks of cancer and other adverse health effects.

The researchers say that to their knowledge this is the first study addressing the potential chromosome-breaking effects associated with treatment of children with methylphenidate, the generic name for a group of drugs that includes Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate CD and others.


  • You lost me. You so CRAZY!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:35 PM  

  • My, how convenient. They swear up and down this crap is safe to shove down kids' throats - all to make sugar hyped Johnny more docile and manageable - and now they learn of possible genetic damage?

    I always suspected, after witnessing first hand the mental effects of this stuff on a roommate's kid, that it was bad juju. Now we're finding out how bad it really is. May God have mercy on those parents who took the school nurse's word on how 'safe' it was to dope their kids up with this dreck.

    By Anonymous kaptinemo, at 6:29 AM  

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