More than 7,600 children were poisoned by prescription Adderall in 2021, a 300% increase over the past two decades

The graph shows the annual rate of medication errors, such as taking the wrong dose or taking the wrong medication, over two decades.  The sharpest increase was recorded by young men

The explosion in prescriptions for ADHD drugs has led to a 300 percent increase in children’s risk of overdosing. About 20 to 3.3 million children age 19 and younger have a prescription for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The researchers noted a sharp increase in reports of poisonings, from about 1,900 in 2000 to 7,600 in 2021, due … Read more

A New Prescription That May Improve Cardiovascular Health: Fruits and Vegetables

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Image credit: Tom Brunberg. Junk food is much cheaper than healthy food. Meanwhile, billions of people suffer from diabetes and heart disease that can be improved with a healthy diet. So the team of researchers thought, why not treat diet as a treatment? We know that food insecurity affects health in several important ways, including … Read more