The big news this week is that super-celebs like Paris, Lindsay and Britney are all rumored to be using Adderall, the ADHD drug, for weight loss. Since these celebrities are among the stars most admired by teenage girls, I can only assume that this revelation will influence more young people to abuse this drug.

The improper use of Adderall can cause heart problems, liver problems. Some people are allergic to it. And it can have dangerous interactions with other drugs. The Heath Ledger tragedy should tell us all we need to know about the risks of taking multiple drugs without fully understanding how they interact.

Adderall is for ADHD. If you’re looking to lose weight, try diet and exercise — please.

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eDrugSearch founder, Cary Byrd, has been called an “e-health innovator” by MarketIntellNow, interviewed by top pharmaceutical industry journalists, invited to Matthew Holt’s Health 2.0 Conference and a Consumer Report's health summit, and highlighted on numerous health blogs.

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