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Monday, August 22, 2016

FDA APPROVES OXYCONTIN USE FOR CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 11

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved the narcotic painkiller OxyContin for pediatric use. The regulatory agency reported the drug is safe for children as young as 11 who are experiencing chronic pain that cannot be treated successfully with other medications. OxyContin is an extended-release version of oxycodone.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Study links Acetaminophen during pregnancy to ADHD in kids

A shocking new study says a pain killer that half of all pregnant women in the United States take causes ADD and ADHD in children.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

'No jab, no pay': thousands immunise children to avoid family payment cuts

The federal government’s ‘no jab, no pay’ policy has prompted thousands of parents who had previously refused to immunise their babies to get them vaccinated.


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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Psychiatric drugs: Normalizing our kids

Many families have to face the difficult decisions involved in giving prescription drugs to their kids.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

'Children who cannot keep quiet are being told they have brains so defective they require psychoactive drugs'

Non-academic children are likely to grow up thinking of themselves as failures or, increasingly, as sufferers from mental disorders, says the author of a new satirical novel about the ADHD epidemic

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How we're misunderstanding medicated kids

The stereotypical medicated kid in America is wealthy and spoiled and retains a psychiatrist to guarantee him extra time on tests or to help process the emotional fallout of being neglected by high-powered working parents. In this formulation, rich kids have psychological problems, and poor kids have real problems. But the stereotype isn't accurate; the correlation is, in fact, the opposite. Children in poor families are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with emotional and behavioral problems and to be prescribed medication. Our national understanding of youth and mental health starts with an important mistake.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This new ADHD medication for kids comes in a fruity package.

Adzenys XR-ODT, an extended-release amphetamine, was released in May and is aimed at children 6 years and older with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. More than 11 percent of kids ages 4 to 17 have ADHD, and 75 percent of those children take medication, the CDC reports.

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