April 2, 2007 Use of ADHD Medications Up 274% Worldwide Since 1993 Between 1993 and 2003, the use of medications to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) grew by 274% among children between the ages of five and 19. Global spending on ADHD medications rose from less than $300 million in 1993 to $2.4 billion, in 2003 adjusted for inflation. Spending grew by 41% per year between 2000 and 2003. The average spending growth rate was 18% per year over the 10-year term. The United States accounted for over 80% of ADHD spending between 1993 and 2003 . . .
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