Wednesday, May 03, 2006

New Antipsychotic Drugs - Risks for Kids

USA Today has a series of articles about the risks and explosion in use of antipsychotics in children.

Excerpt: "None of the six drugs — Clozaril, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Abilify and Geodon — is approved for kids, but doctors can prescribe them as "off-label" medications." - Antipsychotics & Kids

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up on big pharma.

    {Only 9 percent of adult Americans think the pharmaceutical industry can be trusted right around the same rating as big tobacco}

    I was prescribed Zyprexa from 1996 until 2000.
    In early 2000 i was shocked to have an A1C test result of 13.9 (normal is 4-6) I have no history of Diabetes in my family.

    Daniel Haszard