Ontario Excludes Some Students From Additional Special Education Funding

The Toronto Star was sent this letter by CADDAC in response to the Liberal party’s promise for increased funding for special education resources. Additional funding for special education is welcome and needed, but Ontario parents of students with ADHD are questioning how this additional funding will benefit their children. If change does not occur, this…

Promise of Increased Mental Health Funding in Ontario

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Toronto Star were sent this letter by CADDAC recently in response to the Liberal party’s promise for increased mental health funding, in particular for children and youth. Hon Kathleen Wynne Leader, Liberal Party of Canada Dear Premier Wynne, Additional funding in Ontario for mental health is certainly needed and very…

Changes to Stimulant Medication Treatment in BC – Why Should You be Concerned?

Recently the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) developed and published guidelines for safe prescribing of drugs with potential for misuse and diversion. These guidelines were developed for the prescribing of opiates, through a lens of addiction. Unfortunately ADHD stimulant medications were also included in these guidelines. While CADDAC and CADDRA applaud guidelines…

New Research Paper Addressing Concerns about Generic ADHD Medication / Health Canada Up-dates on the Issue

Since 2010 CADDAC has shared our concerns about the direct substitution of methylphenidate ER-C, a generic medication, for OROS® methylphenidate (Concerta) with Health Canada. This was done through documentation, caregiver and patient survey results and several face to face meetings. A Canadian research paper reviewing data on this issue, was recently published in the Clinical…