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FDA warns of suicide risk with ADHD drug Strattera

FDA Issues Alert on ADHD Drug Strattera.

>> The U.S.
Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that the drug Strattera, which is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may prompt suicidal thoughts in children.

The agency directed the drug's manufacturer, Eli Lilly & Co., to add a black box warning -- the most serious alert -- to the medication's label. Lilly will also develop a patient medication guide. <<

However, it appears questionable whether the level of suicidal "ideation" is higher in those taking the drug than in age-matched peers...

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