Publication date: 
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 5:15pm EST ·

Dramatic increase in ADHD prescriptions filled by reproductive-age women

New research shows that the number of privately insured U.S. women aged 15–44 years who filled a prescription for an ADHD drug rose 344% between 2003 and 2015, from 0.9% to 4%. According to the study, the number of women aged 25–29 years who filled an ADHD prescription increased by 700%, while there was a 560% increase among women aged 30–34 years.

Publication date: 
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018 5:00pm EST ·

FDA Limits Opioid Cough/Cold Meds to Protect Kids

FDA announced safety labeling changes to limit the use of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone in children younger than age 18 years, saying the risks of the medicines outweigh their potential benefits.  Per FDA, After safety labeling changes are made, these products will no longer be indicated for use to treat cough in any pediatric population and will be labeled for use only in adults aged 18 years and older.