ADHD drugs send thousands to the ER

Thu, 25 May 2006 01:08 AM EST

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HOLLYWOOD, FL - JUNE 16:  A bottle of Ritalin sits on the counter of the Post Haste Pharmacy And Surgical Store on June 16, 2003 in Hollywood, Florida. The U.S. Senate is set to debate a new Medicare Bill aimed at reducing the high cost of prescription drugs for the elderly and disabled. The bill, which is estimated to cost $400 billion over ten years, is expected to gain Senate approval.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Accidental overdoses and side effects from attention deficit drugs likely send thousands of children and adults to emergency rooms, according to the first national estimates of the problem.


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