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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Soaring Numbers of Children on Powerful Adult Psychiatric Drugs

A recent blog of mine described how unethical and illegal drug company activities have driven the prescription of toxic antipsychotic drugs to children. Now the "success" of this campaign has been documented in the Archives of General Psychiatry. In a comparison between the years 1993-1998 and 2005-2009, prescriptions of antipsychotic drugs for per 100 children (0-13 years old) rose from 0.24 to 1.83. That's more than a sevenfold increase. Given that most of prescriptions are for the older children in this age range, the rate would be substantially higher among preteens and 13-year-olds. For adolescents (14-20 years old) the increase was nearly fivefold.

Soaring Numbers of Children on Powerful Adult Psychiatric Drugs



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed: Study


The dramatic rise of antipsychotic prescribing in youth occurred in conjunction with the illegal marketing of the drugs by their makers, resulting in multibillion-dollar settlements with the government


Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed: Study