Are we Prescribing too Many Antipsychotic Medications for Children with ADHD?

A recent study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found almost 12 per cent of children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, were prescribed antipsychotics like Risperdal, Zyprexa and Seroquel. Since the study found that 5% of Ontario children have ADHD, this means that .06% of children may be receiving antipsychotic…

Follow–up from Health Canada regarding Generic Forms of Concerta

This past week, a follow-up letter was received from Marion Law, the Director General of Health Canada’s Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) addressing discussions during the Oct 31 meeting with Janssen, CADDAC  and ADHD medical experts. The letter noted that: During the meeting with Health Canada, concerns were expressed by patient and physician organizations about the…

Recent Meeting with Health Canada Regarding Generic Concerta

On October the 31st CADDAC and CADDRA, as well as other stake holders, met with Health Canada to present our activities over the past six years and express our continued concerns in regards to the bioequivalency, or more accurately the lack of therapeutic equivalence, of the generic forms of the brand name ADHD medication Concerta. …

CBC Radio’s “The Current” – Segment on ADHD in the Justice System

The content of CADDAC’s new paper on the impact of ADHD in the Canadian Justice system was recently featured on CBC Radio’s “The Current”. The half hour segment featured three interviews, a young offender diagnosed after several incarcerations, Heidi Bernhardt our Executive Director, and a lawyer who has worked with clients impacted by ADHD. Access…