Friday, March 24, 2006

Modafinil, ADHD, and the FDA

From The Washington Post:
Use of Drug to Treat ADHD in Children Opposed
Associated Press
Friday, March 24, 2006; Page A11

The narcolepsy drug modafinil should not be approved as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children until more is learned about a possible link to a serious skin disease, federal advisers said yesterday.

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted 12 to 1 against recommending modafinil as safe for children with ADHD. Earlier, the psychopharmacologic drugs panel unanimously agreed that modafinil works as a treatment for ADHD.

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