More teens admit to participating in the dangerous trend of misusing prescription drugs, and this weekend there’s a way to get rid of that potential danger.
New data from the Centers for Disease Control shows 11 percent of school age children in the United States have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and two-thirds of them are taking stimulants.
There’s new research today on medicine use in children. The good news: prescriptions for antibiotics are down. The bad: prescriptions for stimulants are up. Way up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the especially frightening trend among teens.
Millions of Americans take drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall, but at what risk to the heart? Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study which analyzes the safety of these mediciations on the ticker.