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Housecall for Health: Child Prescription Rates Changing

Doctors are keeping the prescription pads in their pockets more when dealing with kids, except when dealing with one particular disorder.  According to a new Food & Drug Administration report, the number of prescriptions for a form of Attention Deficit Disorder are spiking.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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A new government report shows that the number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped in the past decade.  Research from the FDA says that antibiotic use is down 14%, giving health officials hope that efforts to stop excessive overuse of the drug may be working.

However, the number of ADHD prescriptions saw a big increase of 46%.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.




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