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ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 22 -- The FDA has ordered all drugs approved for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to carry guides to inform patients about the potential for cardiovascular risks and adverse psychiatric symptoms.

"Medicines approved for the treatment of ADHD have real benefits for many patients but they may have serious risks as well," said Steven Galson, M.D., director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

The guides will be aimed at patients, families, and caregivers, and are to be handed out at pharmacies or in clinics where the drugs are dispensed.

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