Low-Income Kids More Likely to Be Prescribed Drugs

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drugsA study done by researchers from Columbia and Rutgers universities has concluded that low-income kids are more likely to be prescribed psychiatric drugs.

The study says that doctors prescribe powerful antipsychotic medication four times higher  for children covered by Medicaid than they do for children covered by private insurance. And the children on Medicaid are more likely to have less severe conditions than their more affluent counterparts.

Read the full story on Parent Dish.

I'm not sure I agree with this. There is so much circumstantial information that isn't taken into account with these types of studies. It's not that cut and dry.

What do you think of this news? Do you agree with the study? Why or why not? 

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