Re: CHADD and Drug Companies

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    The Relationship Between CHADD & The Drug Companies

    (CHADD) Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

    The organization CHADD has been a recipient of financial donations and
    contributions from the drug company Ciba/Novartis for many years.

    CHADD received $748,000 from Ciba/Novartis in the period 1991 to 1994 alone.
    During the periods when CHADD received funding from Ciba/Novartis, CHADD
    deliberately made efforts to increase the sales of Ritalin, and to increase the
    supply of methylphenidate ( the generic name for Ritalin ) available in the
    United States, and to reduce or eliminate laws and restrictions concerning the
    use of Ritalin and methylphenidate in the United states, all to the financial
    benefit of Ciba/Novartis.

    Ciba/Novartis made such financial contributions with the purpose of advertising
    and promoting sales of Ritalin - an internationally controlled substance.
    Ciba/Novartis has thus repeatedly violated Article 10 of the United Nations
    Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1019 U.N.T.S. 175 (1971)