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Suits Charge Conspiracy by Maker and Doctors' Group to Expand Ritalin Use

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Suits Charge Conspiracy by Maker and Doctors' Group to Expand Ritalin Use
Lawsuits are filed in California and New Jersey against widely used drug Ritalin, claiming that Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp, drug's manufacturer, and American Psychiatric Assn, professional group, conspired to create market for Ritalin and expand its use; for last decade, Ritalin has been increasingly prescribed for children in whom attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been diagnosed; scientists, psychiatrists and government officials have debated whether children are receiving too much medication or their behavioral disorders are being diagnosed incorrectly; lawyers involved in Ritalin suit have been involved in class-action suits against tobacco industry, gun makers and HMO's in...
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