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FDA Expands Uses of Vyvanse to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved uses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) to treat binge-eating disorder in adults. The drug is the first FDA-approved medication to treat this condition.
Put Down the Fork: Rx Could Curb Binge-Eating
Patients with binge-eating disorder face a lack of approved treatments for their condition. A new medication could give hope to these patients.
Looking Closer at ADHD and Obesity
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be well known, but there is still a great deal that scientists don't know about it.
Fewer Kids' Meds Prescribed - Except for ADHD
Though the past decade has seen increases in prescription drugs used among adults, the use of doctor-prescribed medications among children has actually declined - with some exceptions.
Safer Driving as a Rx Side Effect?
ADHD in teens and young adults has been linked to unsafe driving. Many medications can be used to help with symptoms of ADHD, and safer driving may be a good “side effect.” 
Can Past Meds Influence Current ADHD?
Stimulants are a first line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They can have side effects, and researchers are still exploring how stimulants might affect future medical treatments. A small study looked at the safety and side effects for children taking Vyvanse . The types of side effects were different for children who had never taken a stimulant before, and the side effects were more severe than in children who had taken a stimulant in the past.  This early research urges other scientists to explore the idea that the safety of ADHD medications may...
Help for Adult ADHD
While attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is most commonly associated with children, adults suffer from it too. New research shows certain medications improve adult ADHD symptoms.