Drug warriors concentrated on protecting the children from marijuana should instead prioritize on their legal prescriptions. Common prescribed medication for children could be acting as kiddie Viagra instead.
According to an AP report, the FDA has issued a warning that a stimulant found in treatments for the childhood condition ADHD can trigger priapism -- a painful erection that can last several hours in rare cases.
Methylphenidate is a stimulant contained in treatments for ADHD such as Ritalin, Concerta, and Daytrana. The FDA says patients taking a methylphenidate product who experienced priapism were as young as 8 years old, with a median age of 12 and a half.
So far, kids who have received cannabis treatments for illnesses such as epilepsy and leukemia have no reported unhealthy erections to date.