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AACAP: Investigational Pediatric ADHD Agent Aims at Reduced Abuse Potential

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 -- An investigational d-amphetamine prodrug appears to be effective in treating pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with the goal of less abuse potential than amphetamines, researchers said.

All dose levels of lisdexamfetamine (NRP104) were significantly more effective than placebo, said Robert. L. Findling, M.D., of Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, and colleagues, who presented the result of a phase III study at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry meeting.

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