Friday, November 16, 2007

BLOGSCAN: The ADHD "Feeding Frenzy"

On the Health Beat Blog, Niko Karvounis called attention to a report that suggested the benefits of drug treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have been overstated, and dubbed the American approach to drug treatment of ADHD a "feeding frenzy." Karvounis pointed out the role of marketing in this situation, and noted that the major US not-for-profit disease advocacy organization for ADHD gets more than a quarter of its money from the pharmaceutical industry.

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