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Christopher Valentine and Graham Harkin (credit: Boulder Police)

CU Cracks Down On Adderall Used During Finals

The University of Colorado is cracking down on a drug commonly used by students to help them get through finals during the last few weeks of the semester.

05/01/2014

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DEA Sponsoring Prescription Drug ‘Take Back’ Day Across Colorado

More teens admit to participating in the dangerous trend of misusing prescription drugs, and this weekend there’s a way to get rid of that potential danger.

04/23/2013

Wally Lederer, left, speaks with CBS4's Kathy Walsh. (credit: CBS)

CDC Survey Raises Concern About Over Diagnosis of ADHD

New data from the Centers for Disease Control shows 11 percent of school age children in the United States have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and two-thirds of them are taking stimulants.

04/02/2013

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Most Common Medicine Prescribed To Teens?

There’s new research today on medicine use in children. The good news: prescriptions for antibiotics are down. The bad: prescriptions for stimulants are up. Way up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the especially frightening trend among teens.

06/18/2012

The majority of people who suffer from chronic pain feel they are treated like drug addicts during their pharmacy visits, and nearly one-third of pain sufferers showed concern they are being embarrassed by their healthcare provider. (credit: ThinkStock)

Will These Meds Attack Your Heart?

Millions of Americans take drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall, but at what risk to the heart? Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study which analyzes the safety of these mediciations on the ticker.

12/12/2011