If you go by the number of kids (particularly "minority" kids) who are prescribed medicine for attention deficit hyperactivity in U.S. schools, you would be justified to think there is a nationwide epidemic of this disorder. In my opinion, there is an epidemic in profiting at the expense of U.S. students' good health.
The U.S. produces and consumes about 85 percent of the world's methylphenidate. Ritalin and other psychostimulant drugs used to treat ADHD, such as Dexedrine and Adderall, are regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration because they're considered to be potential drugs of abuse.
The U.S. public school system should limit the use of these experimental, behavior drugs like Methylphenidate, Strattera, Ritalin, Concerta. Public school students are being labeled as "discipline problems" on faulty assessment criteria.