April 8, 2009
More Children taking Diabetes and Blood Pressure Drugs
“[R]esearchers at Caremark, a large supplier of medications to people with heath insurance, used the company's drug database to track prescriptions filled on behalf of children and adolescents…”
After examing 6 million children between the ages of 6 and 18, the study concluded that “Diabetes medications charted a 23 percent rise, and there was a 15 percent jump in pediatric prescriptions for blood pressure medications.”
The head researcher for the study is Joshua N. Liberman, who is Pharmacist and Vice-President of Strategic Research at Caremark. Here is a link to an abstract of the study.
Thank you to William Mitchell College of Law student, John McVoy, for preparing this post.
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Now adays these cardiac diseases are found in child too from their birth, these things should be over taken on time so that there shouldnt be any problem while child grows up.
Posted by: Blood pressure | Oct 11, 2009 3:17:06 PM
Wow! I hate to hear kids being on medication at such a young age. Could there be a healthy alternative? I think diet and exercise would be the first place to look. Of course with diabetes insulin drugs can be a must. However for high blood pressure there are nutritional supplements that can work. One I use is Cardio Cocktail. Cardio Cocktail is a nutritional supplement that supports circulation and the well being of the endothelium. It is supported by Nobel prize winning research. It has 5 grams of arginine in each ounce along with 5000 iu's of vitamin d and Omega 3 from Perilla oil. I'm in the health field and I have been wowed by this one product. Many people are experiencing wonderful results.
Posted by: tim | Jan 26, 2010 1:39:37 PM