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  1. Research findings

    Long-term paracetamol use in pregnancy may increase child’s ADHD risk

    Using paracetamol (acetaminophen) for 29 days or more in pregnancy doubles the risk of a child being diagnosed with ADHD, according to a new study.

  2. Research findings

    Most ADHD medicine used by December-born children

    Children born at the end of the year are more likely to receive ADHD medication or an ADHD diagnosis than children born early in the year.

  3. News

    Slight increase in drug consumption in 2015

    Drug sales measured in defined daily doses (DDD) increased by 2 per cent from 2014 to 2015. Revenue growth was 8.6 per cent.

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    Low risk of birth defects from antidepressant use in pregnancy

    Newborns of women treated with SSRI antidepressants or venlafaxine during early pregnancy have low risk of birth defects, according to a 2015 study.

  5. Research findings

    Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds

    Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings.

  6. Research findings

    Neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal exposure to paracetamol

    Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most commonly used medicine in pregnancy, yet there are very few studies that have investigated the possible long-term consequences for the child.

  7. Research findings

    Alcohol plus medicine – a dangerous combination in traffic

    The accident risk is very high if a driver combines alcohol with hypnotic or sedative medicines. This is the finding from a 2012 study by researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

  8. Research findings

    Decrease in suicide not linked to newer antidepressants

    Many researchers have studied the relationship between the increase in sales of new antidepressants in recent decades and a simultaneous decline in the suicide rate.