Thousands of foster children given Risperdal for unapproved uses

A University of Maryland study has found that nearly 1 in 3 foster children are prescribed antipsychotics such as Risperdal for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is not an approved use of the drug. The study, which was published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, looked at more than 260,000 foster children aged 2 to 17, and also targeted a subset of children for whom ADHD was the only mental health condition diagnosed.

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