ADD / ADHD Medication

Top 10 Ways to Manage Adult ADHD

There are many ways how to manage or deal with Adult Attention Surplus Condition, aka Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Here are a few. Top Ten Ways to Manage Adult ADHD 1. ADHD Coaching. More for adults than children. Pills can be useful but pills don’t teach skills, they’re not designed to. They can, however, …

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Pencil, Pens and Meds. LA Times Editorial Stigmatizing ADHD Get’s Fisked By Gina Pera

I wish more people fisked ADHD stigmatizers. The term fisking, or to fisk, is blogosphere slang describing detailed point-by-point criticism that highlights errors, disputes the analysis of presented facts, or highlights other problems in a statement, article, or essay. Karin Klein an LA Times editorial staff writer wrote an editorial in the August 20th, 2007 …

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Prescription Medication Errors, More Thoughts

One thing that’s not mentioned in the previous ABC 20/20 report about prescription medication errors is the doctors who write out prescription with sloppy, often unreadable handwriting. I’ve actually gone back to one doctor after getting a prescription and get him to verify what he scribbled because I couldn’t understand what he wrote. I think …

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Is a 22% Error Rate in Prescription Medication Acceptable?

20/20 did an undercover investigation of pharmacies at America’s big chain stores like Walgreens.They found that there were errors in filling prescriptions in more than one in five cases. They talked about how Overworked pharmacist are pushed to fill prescriptions at a fast food pace How many mistakes are made? No one knows, because except …

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Health Canada Rings ADHD Medication Alarm, Media Respond … But There Is No Fire

Health Canada Issued a news release late last month with the title “New Information Regarding Uncommon Psychiatric Adverse Events For All ADHD Drugs” Here’s their first paragraph from their release OTTAWA – Health Canada is informing Canadians that the prescribing and patient information for all drugs used for the management of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity …

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