Previous reports have raised concerns that the use of typical ADHD medications may be linked to cancer. Yet on November 19, 2008, Duke University released their research stating that methylphenidate and amphetamines (such as Ritalin and Adderall) “do not cause genetic damage associated with an increased risk for developing cancer.”
That’s great news. Unfortunately, the study was conducted for only 3-months, with youngsters aged 6 to 12. Generally, cancer concerns are associated with more long-term use.