Amphetamines were widely used in the 1950 -60's. A great deal of people benefitted from the medication. My question is why does the Food & Drug Admin make decisions to remove a perfectly legitimate medication because of some side effects? There are negative side effects with anti depressants, anti epileptic, cardiovascular and numerous medications. I've been depressed for many years and have been prescribed many anti depressants but none of them stabilize and give me energy and hope for a good life like Amphetamines do. Who knows...if they hadn't removed it from re may not be a meth epidemic now?