US kids getting more ADHD drugs, fewer antibiotics

NEW YORK, June 19: The number of drugs dispensed to US minors has dropped slightly over the past decade, bucking the rise in prescriptions to adults, according to a government report out Monday. Antibiotics use fell by 14 percent, suggesting efforts to curb rampant overuse of the drugs “may be working,” researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) write in the journal Pediatrics.

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