Toddlers Dosed With Speed? How Big Pharma Hooks America's Kids on Dangerous Meds

'A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week confirmed what many have suspected: more than 10,000 2- and 3-year-olds in the U.S. are being dosed with drugs like Ritalin and Adderall for "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." You read that right.There is no medical basis to the dosing. 

American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines for ADHD "do not even address the diagnosis in children 3 and younger—let alone the use of such stimulant medications," reported theNew York Times, especially because "hyperactivity and impulsivity are developmentally appropriate for toddlers."'


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