May 31, 2012 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday evening that consumers and health-care professionals should be wary of counterfeit versions of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' 30-mg Adderall tablets that are being sold on the Internet. Adderall, developed by Shire Pharmaceuticals, is approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and narcolepsy, but Teva and other companies make generic versions approved by the FDA. The prescription drug is classified as a controlled substance, meaning pharmacists are supposed to keep closer track of how and when they dispense the drug.
November 29, 2012
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Wednesday, but he said he didn't kick Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on purpose. That's why Suh insisted he doesn't need to apologize to Schaub. Suh spoke to reporters for the first time since his left cleat connected with Schaub's groin area in Detroit's loss to Houston last Thursday. Adderall use in NFL More NFL players are testing positive for amphetamines, a class of substances that includes the ADHD drug Adderall.
September 28, 2002 |
When Chester Lee Miller began his long bus journey from Hazleton, Pa., to Milton, Fla., last Friday, he brought along some sandwiches to eat on the 34-hour trip. Those sandwiches, Miller's mother Lyda says, were made especially for the teenager by her longtime live-in boyfriend, Paul Hoffman Sr. - and she says she believes Hoffman laced them with crushed Adderall, the amphetamine her son took to control his hyperactivity. Lyda Miller's mother, Janet Meshach, said yesterday that when Hoffman finished making the sandwiches, he remarked: "Chetty will be calm on the bus. . . . "And I don't care if he dies.
October 24, 2007 |
The four Rider University students charged after last Wednesday's drug-induced death of fellow student Justin Warfield now also face multiple drug-related charges. Warfield, an 18-year-old freshman from Columbia, Md., died at the University Medical Center at Princeton after using heroin in the parking lot of Rider's Westminster Choir College in Princeton, authorities said. Kieran Hunt, 19, of Piscataway, N.J., was charged with criminal liability for the death, as well as distribution of heroin and distribution within 1,000 feet of a school.
September 18, 2014 |
BALTIMORE Orioles slugger Chris Davis is currently sitting out a 25-game suspension for using Adderall, a banned substance. Usually a drug that helps people with attention deficit disorder improve their focus, it is categorized by Major League Baseball as a stimulant, thus the suspension. Maybe Davis can use what happened Monday on a Maryland highway as Exhibit A that, indeed, the drug has made him more alert and focused. Traveling on I-295 on his way to pick up friends at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport, Davis saw a tire blow out on a big pickup truck, causing the vehicle to flip and pin a man underneath it. Davis, whose nickname just happens to be "Crash," was the first to arrive at the accident scene and began waving to passers-by to stop and help.
April 29, 2013 |
READING - The gang, such as it is, will be back together Sunday in New York. Catcher Carlos Ruiz returns from his 25-game suspension for using the banned substance Adderall and the Phillies hope it becomes a trigger point for a team that has stumbled out of the starting gate for the second straight season. Returns, of course, have become as commonplace for the Phillies in recent years as they are the day after Christmas. They were able to survive and recover from the lengthy absences of shortstop Jimmy Rollins in 2010 and second baseman Chase Utley in 2011.
February 15, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The human side of the Carlos Ruiz story bubbled to the surface Wednesday, and it was a painful experience for all involved. For the first time since the late November news that the Phillies catcher had been suspended for 25 games after violating baseball's substance-abuse policy, Ruiz was required to do more than make a statement about his transgression. When he completed the first official workout of spring training with his teammates, Ruiz sat down for a group interview on a blue picnic table just beyond the left-field wall at Bright House Field.
October 25, 2012 |
A Chester County man who stoked terrorism fears when he crashed his Jeep through a locked fence and onto runways at Philadelphia International Airport in March was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in federal prison. Kenneth R. Mazik, 25, of Chadds Ford, blamed the March 1 incident on what he said were delusions caused by an addiction to the behavioral drug Adderall. "I was operating in a different space and time," he told U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg. The judge acknowledged that Mazik was possibly in a drug-induced psychosis at the time.
March 25, 2011
Q: Twenty years ago, my then-wife befriended a young lady almost 10 years my junior. My wife and I divorced, and six years later she died. I re- connected with the friend, we dated, then became serious. I moved in with her and two of her children, ages 8 and 9, and her mother. After she started taking Adderall, which can cause symptoms that mimic menopause, her affection for me seemed to wane, although she told me she loved me. This past weekend, she told me she needed her space. What does that mean?
October 25, 2012 |
A CHADDS FORD man addicted to the prescription drug Adderall was hallucinating when he crashed his jeep through a locked gate at Philadelphia International Airport on March 1 and sped down two runways. "For the most part, I don't think you knew what you were doing. You were delusional, hallucinating at the time," U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg said before sentencing Kenneth Richard Mazik on Wednesday. But was not enough to keep Mazik out of prison. The judge sentenced him to 16 months and ordered him to pay a total restitution of $91,092 to the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Airways.