• Rusty Rusty
    April 23, 2008
    how long as Ritalin been on the market
    Rusty Rusty
    April 23, 2008

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  • Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    April 25, 2008
    Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    April 25, 2008

    Rusty

     

    Ritalin has been on the market for quite some time now. It has been vigorously studied and researched throughout the years.

     

    Previously, I posted a brief history of ADHD that you might be interested in:

     

    The History of ADHD

     

    Thanks for your question

     

    Eileen

  • Terry Matlen, ACSW
    Health Guide
    April 24, 2008
    Terry Matlen, ACSW
    Health Guide
    April 24, 2008

    Hi,

     

    According to Wikipedia, Methylphenidate (the active ingredient in Ritalin) was patented in 1954.

     

    But it wasn't until several years after the compound's patent expired in 1967 that Ritalin- the brand-name version of methylphenidate- was manufactured by Ciba for the use in treating ADHD in children. Name brand Ritalin is now manufactured by Novartis.

     

    Read more about ADHD medications HERE.

     

    Terry


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