CDC report offers snapshot of psychotropic drug use among teens
Between 2005 and 2010, more than 6% of teens reported taking psychotropic drugs, particularly antidepressants and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications, during the past month, CDC researchers said Wednesday. The report published in the agency's NCHS Data Brief showed that use of ADHD drugs was more prevalent in males, while antidepressant use was more prevalent among females. CNN/The Chart blog
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FDA posts letters it sent to drugmakers to urge pediatric trials
The FDA has released a batch of noncompliance letters taking drugmakers to task for failing to meet certain requirements for testing and seeking approval of pediatric formulations. The move is an effort to shame drugmakers that fail to comply with the Pediatric Research Equity Act, Ed Silverman writes. Pharmalot
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