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drug abuse for ADHD

Article regarding kids on prescription drugs.

"There were 156,365 calls to poison control centers for people under 20 who were improperly exposed to ADHD medication from 2000 through 2014, according to the study published in the journal Pediatrics. The number of calls surged between 2000 and 2011 before declining slightly between 2011 and 2014.

Overall, call volume increased by 60 percent over the period, says the study's senior author, Gary Smith.

 

Is ADHD Being Oversold in America?

"As the diagnoses and treatment with medication of ADHD have increased in the U.S., these exposures have also increased, which means we really do need to pay more attention"

 

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-05-21/study-shows-surge-in-calls-to...