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2019.09.16 14:12
American children are already being prescribed various types of medications at exceedingly high rates to begin with, but a new study conducted at Rutgers University finds that the frequency of off-label medication orders for children is on the rise as well.

“Off-label” refers to a medication being used to treat a different diagnosis or symptoms than it was approved to treat by the FDA. An example of an off-label med prescription for a child would be a doctor recommending anti-depressant medication for ADHD symptoms.

The research team were alarmed by their findings, and believe this study illustrates a glaring need for improved oversight and regulation when it comes to ensuring that children are prescribed safe, and effective, medication.

Source:StudyFinds
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  • 24th June 2017 2019.09.16 14:17

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    Thanks
  • Jenny 2019.09.16 14:20

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    Interesting topic!! I don’t agree with using medications for children who have one’s unique characteristics. It’s adults who stigmatize kids even though they have no idea how the kids will develop in near future.
  • 桃之夭夭 2019.09.16 14:43

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    You have a nice accent.
  • Abby 2019.09.16 14:55

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    做做听力

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