FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

January 30, 2015 10:25 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder.

The Food and Drug Administration first approved Vyvanse as a once-a-day pill for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 2007. On Friday the agency cleared the drug for adults who compulsively overeat.

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