May 02, 2002


STOP THE PRESSES: Rich kids are more likely to be medicated than poor kids! The Chicago Sun-Times dedicates an entire special section today to their report on the milligrams per child of Ritalin, Adderall, and Dexedrine in each Chicago area zip code. (Highland Park, where I grew up on Cylert-- a related stimulant that is no longer prescribed due to a statistical link with liver damage-- consumes 9.12 milligrams of stimulants per child.) How shocking that ADHD medications, which are expensive and often not covered by insurance, would be more widely prescribed in more affluent communities. Yet another in a long series of amazing findings.

Posted by John Tabin at May 2, 2002 11:10 AM