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Drug for hyperactive children draws new fire

Title: Drug for hyperactive children draws new fire
Date: Thursday, 27 October 1988
Publisher: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Author: Tom Paulson
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The national controversy over a drug widely used to treat hyperactive children re-surfaced yesterday in Seattle, as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry opened its annual meeting. The drug is Ritalin, a stimulant given to an estimated 1 out of every 100 school children diagnosed as having "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder," more commonly known as hyperactivity. Critics of the drug claim it has been overprescribed, sometimes with tragic results. "There are some problems having to do with the prescription ... [Read the rest at]