U.S. Kids Get More ADHD Drugs, Fewer Antibiotics: Study

06/19/2012 04:50 pm ET

(Reuters) - The number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped slightly over the past decade, bucking the rise in prescriptions to adults, with a drop in the use of antibiotics standing out, according to a government report.

But use of other drugs rose, with stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) leading the pack, said the report, published in the journal Pediatrics.

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