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Results from Phase II study with new ADHD drug

By |2016-10-05T06:46:13-04:00June 20th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ABT-894 is a drug that is currently undergoing clinical trials for possible approval by the FDA for the treatment of adult ADHD.  Drugs have to undergo specific study phases and must demonstrate safety and efficacy before they are approved by the FDA.  ABT-894 is a neuronal nictotinic receptor (NNR) modulator.  NNRs modulate the release of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine and [...]

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St John’s Wort not effective in treating ADHD

By |2016-10-05T06:46:13-04:00June 12th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that St. John's Wort was not effective in treating childhood ADHD.  Participants in the study either received St. John's Wort or a placebo.  There was no decrease in ADHD behaviors in either group. I always ad a caveat that in the United States [...]

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