Komatsu | Thanos | Hadjiargyrou
The overall goal of this research is to determine if methyphenidate (MP), sold as Ritalin, is harmful to skeletal development and if so, how to reduce its adverse effects.
The present research extends previous research finding that chronic exposure of methylphenidate (MP) in adolescent rats was detrimental to development. This research utilizes the novel two bottle oral dosing method that provides in rats an MP pharmacokinetic profile to that observed clinically. The research team uses a multidisciplanary approach to looking at behavioral, neurochemical and skeletal response to a chronic exposure to MP in both males and females as well as determine if alternative dosing protocols can mitigate the adverse effects of MP on development.
Stony Brook University
Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions
Michael Hadjiargyrou, PhD
New York Institute of Technology
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHHD)