Study Looks at Deaths and ADHD Medications

POSTED: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 9:02am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

In a FDA funded study, researchers find children who die suddenly are more likely to be taking ADHD drugs than to be in a car crash.

However, FDA officials say it's not enough evidence to have children stop taking the drugs. Experts compared the number of children who died suddenly while taking the drugs, to those who died as a passenger in a car crash while taking the drugs.

Of the 564 children who died suddenly, 10 had taken ADHD medication, compared to 2 who died in a car accident.

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