Pharmaceutical Drugs


Although pharmaceutical drugs on the whole greatly improve patient outcomes and quality of life when used as prescribed, they are not without their complications. RAND research on pharmaceuticals examines their safety and effectiveness, relevant health economics issues, prescription drug abuse, challenges related to access and adherence, and pharmaceutical regulatory policy.

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    Journal Article

    Type of Therapy Kids Receive for ADHD Depends on Where They Live

    Sep 22, 2014

    Some kids with ADHD do better and can take lower doses of medication when they also receive behavioral therapy. But less than a quarter of U.S. children prescribed ADHD drugs received any talk therapy with the meds, and the percentage is far lower in many parts of the country.

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