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Watson Pharma launches generic of J&J's Concerta

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday it has started selling an authorized generic version of Johnson & Johnson's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta. Full story

Shortage of ADHD drugs gives parents the jitters

Nationwide shortages of popular drugs used to treat ADD and ADHD are sending parents scrambling, with some combing multiple pharmacies for the Adderall and Ritalin that keep their kids calm. Full story

More teens getting dangerous prescriptions

The chance that a teenager or young adult will receive a prescription for a controlled medication has nearly doubled in the last 15 years in the U.S., according to a new report. Full story

FDA to parents: Don't toss ADHD drugs yet

The FDA is urging parents to keep their children on attention deficit drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, despite new evidence that the stimulants can increase the risk of sudden death. Full story

Students abuse ADHD drugs during final exams

   May 20: Adderall and Ritalin, the stimulants prescribed for kids with ADHD, is now being used as a neuro-enhancer by normal students. WKYC-TV's Michael O'Mara reports.

‘Smart drug’ may be habit-forming, study says

A so-called “smart drug” popular with young people may carry more of an addiction risk than thought, a small government study suggests. Full story

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