ADHD was merely a theory developed by Eisenberg. It was never actually proven to exist as a verifiable disease, despite the fact that Eisenberg and many others profited handsomely from its widespread diagnosis and treatment with, amongst other drugs, Ritalin.
Novartis make Ritalin. Novartis made Jorg Rheinhardt [ex Bayer AG] their chairman in January 2013. Drug company Bayer AG’s [founded in 1863] headquarters in is in Leverkusen. As an aside, the local football team, currently third in the German league, are called, surprisingly, Bayer Leverkusen.
After World War I, the Bayer company became part of IG Farben, a German chemical
company conglomerate. During World War II, the IG Farben was involved with using
slave labour from concentration camps and the manufacture of Zyklon B, a lethal chemical used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and other extermination camps.
In 1956 Fritz ter Meer became chairman of Bayer's supervisory board. He was convicted previously at the Nuremberg trials for his part in carrying out experiments on human subjects at Auschwitz. He was found "guilty of count two, plunder and spoliation, and count three, slavery and mass murder" and sentenced to seven years imprisonment and served five years.
In subsequent years, ter Meer took on board positions at a number of other companies, including, inter alia, Theodor Goldschmidt AG, Commerzbank AG, Bank Association, Duewag, VIAG and Union Bank AG, West Germany.
Ritalin may have severe effects including nervousness, insomnia and anorexia, loss of appetite, pulse changes, heart problems and weight loss. In June 2005, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a series of public health advisories warning that Ritalin and drugs like it may cause visual hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and psychotic, aggressive and violent behaviour.
In 2011, Novartis’s [2nd highest in the industry] turnover was just under $59 billion.