Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don’t Get Proper Follow-Up

Timely support and treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can help children focus and thrive, pediatricians say. But it takes close follow-up after diagnosis to tailor that treatment and avoid drug side effects.

An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn’t see a care provider for months afterward.

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