Archive for Prescription Drugs

Giving Adderall to Poor Children Who Don’t Have ADHD

  • October 24, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Adderall is a prescription drug that the FDA approved to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  According to a recent New York Times article, Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School,certain doctors are taking it upon themselves to…

Adderall Abuse By Academically Ambitious Juveniles

  • June 13, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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The New York Times recently published a lengthy advertisement for the amphetamine, Adderall.  Technically, it wasn’t supposed to be a commercial.  It was a feature story entitled, “Risky Rise of the Good Grade Pill.”  But the manufacturer of Adderall would…

Is Red Bull The New The Gateway Drug?

  • February 19, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Energy Drinks in Elementary School.  It does sound sinister, especially when coupled with the following headline that recently appeared in an article on Yahoo News called, “3 New Dangerous Drug Habits In Teens.” The article discusses the growing non-medical use…

Prescription Drug Use Among Teens Can Lead to Criminal Consequences

  • January 9, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Drug use among teens generally continues to decline, according to the annual survey released in December 2011 by the National Institute for Drug Abuse.  The report entitled, “Monitoring The Future” shows the results of surveys completed by more than 40,000…

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