Friday, June 11, 2010

Are We Overmedicating Our Kids?

One of the blogs I read by Maggie Mahar, pointed out that a new study found that 26% of kids under age 19 are now taking prescription drugs for a chronic condition. The drugs include asthma medication, anti-psychotics, diabetes, anti-hypertensives and heartburn medications.  According to the Medco study (the largest pharmacy benefit manager), the incidence of type 2 diabetes increased over 150%

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