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2013

November 22, 2013: New CDC report shows increasing prevalence of ADHD
October 25, 2013: CDC Features ADHD Awareness Month
October 1, 2013: NRC a partner in ADHD Awareness Month
July 15, 2013: FDA permits marketing of brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD
May 17, 2013: Children's Mental Health - new report from CDC (see the full MMWR Report)
May 2013: Presidential Proclamation: May 2013 is National Mental Health Awareness Month
Apr. 1-7, 2013: CHADD and the NRC observe National Public Health Week
Feb. 19, 2013FDA announces new shortages for some methylphenidate products
Feb. 2013:  See this APA fact sheet on upcoming DSM-5 changes to ADHD
Feb. 2013National Public Health Week  is April 1-7, 2013
Jan. 24, 2013: CDC Report on State-Based Medication Rates for ADHD, 2007-2008
Jan. 2013: Quillivant XR, new ADHD medication from Pfizer.

2012

Dec. 1, 2012:  APA approves DSM-5 (pdf)
Oct. 9, 2012:  CDC and ADHD Awareness Week Sept. 13, 2012:  CDC releases key findings from ADHD PLAY study.
June 2012:  FDA updates safety guidelines for Strattera (atomoxetine) use in individuals with cardiovascular disorders
May 29, 2012: FDA warning on counterfeit Adderall.
March 12-16, 2012: Brain Awareness Week raises awareness of the benefits of brain research.
Feb 7, 2012:
FDA Approves Vyvanse for Treatment in Adults
 

2011

Dec. 15, 2011: HHS updates information, progress on reducing drug shortages
Dec. 12, 2011: FDA updates Safety Review on ADHD medications and cardiovascular risks
Nov. 16, 2011: FDA's new page on ADHD lists NRC as a resource
Nov. 14, 2011: Some ADHD medication shortages continue, says FDA
Oct. 31, 2011: President Issues Executive Order: Reducing Prescription Drug Shortages
Oct. 17, 2011: American Academy of Pediatrics releases new Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents.
Aug. 22, 2011: CDC reports ADHD data from National Health Interview Study (1998-2009).
July 2011: ADHD cited in first ever World Report on Disability issued by World Health Organization (WHO) and The World Bank
May 23, 2011: Article in Pediatrics, authored by some of CHADD's CDC colleagues, documents rise of ADHD, other developmental disabilities. See CNN interview with lead author Dr. Coleen Boyle.
May 3, 2011:  National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day: Connect the Dots: Understanding Children's Mental Health. See NIMH's featured publication on ADHD
April 19, 2011:  FDA's list of Medication Guides includes guides for most ADHD medications
April 11, 2011: 
FDA adds major ADHD medications to Current Drug Shortages (see CHADD's Leadership Blog)
April 1, 2011: Artificial Food Dyes and ADHD -- What does CHADD think? 
March 26, 2011:
FDA announces voluntary recall of citalopram from Greenstone, LLC due to possible mislabeling.
March 15, 2011: FDA warns: Beware of Fraudulent "Dietary Supplements."
Feb. 25, 2011:
FDA approves Intuniv ER tablets as adjunctive treamtent to stimulants. 
Jan. 7, 2011: CDC announces January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

2010

Nov. 10, 2010: CDC reports an increasing rate of parent-reported ADHD in U.S. children. See CHADD's statement
Oct. 14, 2010: The FDA is tightening the reins on unproven "chelation" drugs, saying that over-the-counter medications have not been approved for chelation therapy.
Sept. 28, 2010: FDA approves Kapvay (clonidine HCL extended release tablets) for treatment of ADHD.
Sept. 15, 2010:  NIMH Director's Blog Recognizes ADHD Awareness Week  
Sept. 14, 2010: "Does my child have ADHD?" - NIMH Video on signs, symptoms and research.
Sept. 13, 2010:
CHADD supports ADHD Awareness Week, September 13 - 17, 2010!
July 9, 2010:
FDA approves Daytrana (methylphenidate) transdermal systems to treat ADHD for 13-17 year olds.
June 30, 2010: FDA issues Warning Letter about certain Intuniv marketing materials
June 3, 2010CDC Reports 1 in 5 US HS students have abused prescription drugs (including ADHD medications)
May 18, 2010: View CHADD's statement on ADHD and Pesticides
May 6, 2010: CHADD supports National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

2009

Dec 14. 2009: NIH and NIMH release data from survey that tracks rates of common mental disorders among American youth
Sept. 29, 2009: NIH's Consumer Health Information Request for Information (RFI) helps disseminate science-based health resources to public
Sept. 16, 2009: FDA issues "Tentative Approval" for atomoxetine hydrochloride (generic of Strattera) 
Sept. 2, 2009: FDA approves Intuniv (guanfacine) extended-release treating ADHD in children 6-17 yrs
June 23, 2009: FDA and NIMH statements about ADHD medications and sudden death
June 2, 2009: FDA Promotes Openness and Transparency to Public
May 1, 2009: New NIMH study shows ADHD Medication Treatment Associated with Higher Academic Performance in Elementary School
Apr. 30, 2009: FDA's updated Public Health Advisory on Strattera and Suicidal Thinking
April 27, 2009:  ADHD Medication Treatment Associated with Higher Academic Performance in Elementary School
Apr. 16, 2009: FDA information sheet on Clinical Trials and Institutional Review Boards (IRB) 
Jan. 16, 2009:  FDA Drug Safety Newsletter with warning on possible liver damage from Atomoxetine (Strattera)

2008

Nov 2008: DSM-V Work Group on ADHD Issues Report
Nov. 19, 2008: NIH Study: ADHD Medications Do Not Cause Genetic Damage in Children
Oct. 16, 2008:
FDA Announces Voluntary Recall of ADHD Medication by ETHEX Corp
Aug. 14, 2008: FDA Updates Strattera Safety Label; Issues Warning Letter on Marketing Statements (9/29/08)
Aug. 14, 2008: NIMH Releases new Booklet on ADHD
July 29, 2008: FDA Issues Revised Label and Updated Medication Guide (pdf) for Concerta®
July 23, 2008:  Vital and Health Statistics Report (pdf) on ADHD Prevalence (CDC/NCHS)
June 5, 2008: New NIMH Research to Test Innovative Treatments for Children with ADHD
June 2, 2008: NIMH Funds Research to Find Best Treatments for Children with Autism and ADHD Symptoms
April 21, 2008: CHADD's Position on AHA Call for Cardiac Screening
April 16, 2008: NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel Blogs for CHADD on ADHD Research Priorities
April 14, 2008:  JCAHO Issues "Alert" to Prevent Pediatric Medication Errors
April 3, 2008: NIH Research Suggests Stimulant Treatment for ADHD Does Not Contribute to Substance Abuse Later in Life
March 5, 2008: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Report: Nonmedical Stimulant Use, Other Drug Use, Delinquent Behaviors, and Depression Among Adolescents
Feb. 20, 2008: FDA Proposes Guidance for Dissemination of Information on Unapproved Uses of Medical Products.

2007

Nov. 19, 2007: DEA Rule permits 90-day supply of Schedule II prescriptions (CHADD statement
Nov. 12, 2007: NIMH reports brain matures late in ADHD; follows normal pattern)
Nov. 5, 2007: NIMH study finds preschoolers with 3+ coexisting disorders do not respond to ADHD meds
Aug. 15, 2007: NIMH study finds behavioral interventions effective for preschoolers with ADHD
July 20, 2007: NIMH Issues Follow Up to Major ADHD Study (the MTA Study); CHADD Comments
July 16, 2007: Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists Issue New Practice Parameter
June 22, 2007: FDA Issues Dietary Supplements Final Rule
March 21, 2007:  FDA Proposes New, Tougher Procedures for Membership on Advisory Committees
Feb. 23, 2007: FDA Issues Approval for Vyvanse
Feb. 21, 2007: FDA Directs ADHD Drug Manufacturers to Develop Patient Medication Guides
Jan. 30, 2007: 
FDA Statement on Commitment to Drug Safety
Jan. 29, 2007: CHADD and Other Advocates Issue Joint Statement on Improving the Mental Health and Well-Being of America's Children

2006

Dec. 4, 2006: Statement of CHADD PAB on Environmental Factors and ADHD
Oct. 16, 2006: NIMH Press Release: Preschoolers with ADHD and Low Doses of Medication
Sept. 22, 2006: SAMHSA's DAWN Report on Emergency Room Visits and ADHD Stimulant Medications
Aug. 21, 2006: FDA and GlaxoSmithKline Notify Health Professionals of Prescribing Changes for Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate)
Aug. 8, 2006: Novartis's FDA-approved Revised Label for Ritalin Products
June 1, 2006: GRATIS Guia Bilingüe Ahora Disponible // FREE Bilingual Education Guide Now Available
May 26, 2006: Health Canada Advisory on Rare Risks for ADHD Medications
Feb. 14, 2006: CHADD Statement on Meeting of FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation

2005

Oct. 24, 2005: FDA Orders Discontinuation of Cylert (pemoline)
Sep. 29, 2005: FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Strattera (atomoxetine)
Aug. 24, 2005: Health Canada allows Adderall XR back on Canadian market
Aug. 11, 2005: Transcript of FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee 6/30/05 Meeting re: Medication Labeling Changes
Feb. 10, 2005: Canada Suspends Sales of Adderall XR; Statement by FDA
Jan. 14, 2005: One Lot of Methylin Voluntarily Recalled

2004

Dec. 2004: "Black Box" Warning (from Attention! magazine)
Dec. 17, 2004: FDA Issues Talk Paper, New Warning About Strattera
Oct. 15, 2004: FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Antidepressants and Children
Aug. 20, 2004: FDA Talk Paper Use of Antidepressant Medications for Children
July, 2004: FDA seeks Patient Representatives for Advisory Committee on ADHD
April 5, 2004: Pediatrics study on TV Viewing and Attentional Problems
March 22, 2004: FDA Issues Advisory on Antidepressant Use
March 17, 2004: Federal Trade Commission Fines "Focus Factor" $1M - (for related info)

2003

Dec. 18, 2003: NRC Launches Online Library
May 20, 2003: The National Resource Center on ADHD Holds Grand Opening Ceremony
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