Monday, December 14, 2009

Kids on Medicaid prescribed anti-psychotics more often

The newspaper said the study also found Medicaid children are more likely to get the anti-psychotics for less severe conditions than their wealthier counterparts.

The results came as a pediatric advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration met this week to examine the risks posed by the drugs, which have serious side effects such as causing drastic weight gain and metabolic changes that can cause lifelong physical problems, the Times said.