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Research by Stephen Crystal and Colleagues Cited in Wall Street Journal

Stephen Crystal was cited in the August 10th online WSJ article, U.S. Probes Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Children, that children aged 6 to 17 years old who are on Medicaid are prescribed antipsychotics at four times the rate of privately insured children. Especially noteworthy is the prescribing of the drugs in foster children in the Medicaid system. Using Medicaid data in 13 states from 2007, 12.4% of children in foster care were prescribed antipsychotic medications compared with 1.4% of other Medicaid eligible children.



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