Ritalin Gone Wrong

01/30/2012 06:28 am ET | Updated Mar 31, 2012
  • NYTimes.com

THREE million children in this country take drugs for problems in focusing. Toward the end of last year, many of their parents were deeply alarmed because there was a shortage of drugs like Ritalin and Adderall that they considered absolutely essential to their children's functioning.

But are these drugs really helping children? Should we really keep expanding the number of prescriptions filled?

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