Friday, April 07, 2006

Daytrana (Methylphenidate Patch) & ADHD

From the website of The Washington Post:

FDA OKs First Attention Deficit Patch
By ANDREW BRIDGES
The Associated Press
Thursday, April 6, 2006; 8:06 PM

WASHINGTON -- The FDA on Thursday approved the first skin patch to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

The patch called Daytrana, designed to be worn for 9 hours, contains methylphenidate, which has been shown to help children with ADHD. It is the same stimulant that is in Ritalin. The patch is made by Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Miami.

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