FAMILIES CALLED ON TO JOIN CLASS ACTION ON ADHD DRUG

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Dozens of West Australian families will be urged to join a class action in the wake of evidence that children as young as five are suffering dire side effects after taking stimulant drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. West Australian MP Martin Whitely has been campaigning against the over-prescription of stimulants for the past decade and said revelations in The Australian of adverse reactions in children -- including strokes, heart attacks and convulsions --- came as no surprise.

The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18650113%255E23289,00.html)