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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Children were the leading growth demographic for the pharmaceutical industry in 2009, with the increase of prescription drug use among youngsters nearly four times higher than in the overall population, according to a report by Medco Health Solutions Inc.
But the increases in prescription drug use by children for chronic conditions could fuel significantly higher health care costs as those young patients enter adulthood, Medco said.
Originally posted by buni11687
Are our children really that messed up here in the US???? Or is it just all about the money...... Im guessing a bit of both.
[edit on 20-5-2010 by buni11687]
Use of some antipsychotics has also been associated with significant weight gain and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, potentially compounding health problems.
Originally posted by antonia
The doctors finally just decided it was probably just natural for me considering I was a kid and growing. This kind of mentality does not exist today. Everything outside of the norm is a problem.