Typically, prescriptions come from pharmacies with warnings of harmful interactions with other drugs. However, in this article, pediatricians from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia report a dearth of information about safety or effectiveness of the stimulant Ritalin for kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder also being given nonstimulant psychoactive drugs. In southeastern Virginia, a pediatric psychologist found that 28 percent of children medicated for ADHD were receiving two different types of psychiatric drugs, and 8 percent were receiving three. Pity the children.
Robert Holland Lexington Institute Arlington, Virginia
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