Posts Tagged 'ADHD'

Nearly-term Babies at Elevated Risk for ADHD

babies not carried to full term may be at increased risk of ADHDWhile it is known that very premature babies are at an increased risk of developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests that babies who have even a slightly premature birth are also at risk for ADHD.

Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland used health registries to collect data about 10,321 children born between 1991 and 2005. After accounting for other factors ...

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Shire Settlement over Drug Marketing Totals $56.5 Million

In a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a whistle-blower lawsuit against the major pharmaceutical company Shire resulted in a $56.5 million settlement. An article in First Word Pharma reports that the Shire CEO is “pleased to have reached a resolution” over the improper marketing of a number of its drugs.

The lawsuit claims that the company “violated the False Claims Act by improperly marketing and promoting several drugs.” The claim alleged that ...

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