Misuse of prescribed drugs for ADHD in teenagers

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From: Jan Cosgrove

9 September 2009

Dear Sir or Madam,

I refer you to a recent media report:
http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/news/20090...

Can the Department please supply me with any references, reports,
papers, submissions etc concerning such reported or possible or
known misuse in the United Kingdom and with any directives, advice,
information or other guidance issued by the Department with regard
to this issue.

Have any represenations been made to the Secretary of State or
Ministers or the Department with regard to this issue?

Which drugs, if any, have been implicated in such misuse, what is
the Department's view on this matter?

Yours faithfully,

Jan Cosgrove

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9 September 2009

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Dear Ms Cosgrove,

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D. Speers left an annotation (13 November 2009)

Quote-marks You may be interested in looking at the responses to the Parliamenary Health Select Committee Report into Patient Safety, published recently on Hansard,there are serious failures in health regulation.
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...

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