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Inappropriate use of antipsychotics common in children


Quality-of-care concerns with the use of second-generation antipsychotics in children enrolled in Medicaid were observed in 67% of reviewed cases from five states. Issues cited in a report released by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General included inadequate monitoring, wrong dose, wrong treatment, and excessive duration of therapy.


Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Second-generation antipsychotic drug use among Medicaid-enrolled children: quality-of-care concerns. Accessed April 8, 2015.