Antipsychotic growth rate fastest in children
The number of children under age 20 using antipsychotic drugs is increasing (73% from 2001-2005) at a faster rate than other age groups, a Medco analysis finds. The trend in atypical antipsychotics, which are not approved for use in children, differs from the steady or declining use of other behavioral drugs, including ADHD treatments, Medco said. The PBM's analysis found that children receive atypical antipsychotics, rather than older treatments, 97% of the time...
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