The FDA has authorized the use of candy-flavored amphetamine for children at the age of 6 or even older that have been diagnosed with ADHD. The label itself says that this product has high capacity of dependence and abuse which may cause parents to think twice before giving it to their children. This makes it easier for children to become addicted to drugs.
The active ingredients in the drug make it addictive, while the sweet taste makes the children want more. A lot of medical experts around the world are worried because this product may cause addition that could follow children in their adulthood but the company Neos Therapeutics is still producing this drug.
This company is producing this new type of meth under the name Adzenys XR-ODT. The CEO of the company, Vipin Garg, says that they are working fast in order to finish before the school season. This company is not at all worried about the possible negative outcomes and it is actually bragging that 125 sales representatives are making appointments with doctors in order to place the drug on the market.
The government is trying to ban cannabis edibles and on the other hand it is pushing these addictive drugs but that is because these meth gummies can be controlled and will bring profit.
But although the company and the FDA say that these drugs pose no danger to our health, people are not convinced since more and more grownups start to use medications such as Adderall which proves their addictive nature and there are also a lot of negative effects that vary from mild to severe, including death.
Dr. Carl Hart, a teacher of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University, says:
“The general public remains nearly completely oblivious of the fact that methamphetamine produces nearly identical results to those produced by the popular ADHD medication d-amphetamine (dextroamphetamine). You most likely know it as Adderall.”
The negative side effects include strokes, psychotic episodes, hallucinations, hair loss, fever, and precariously hypertension, which suggests that there are no benefits for children if they take this drug instead Adderall, which has similar and maybe the same ingredients but it doesn’t take like candy. Despite the evidence that this drug is dangerous and that it can even cause death, FDA says its safe and efficient in the fight against ADHD and narcolepsy.