Navigation Links
Tweens and Teens Double Use of Diabetes Drugs
Date:11/3/2008

Study: More Children Taking Medications for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol,

Asthma, ADD/ADHD, Depression and Diabetes

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- America's tweens and teens more than doubled their use of type 2 diabetes medications between 2002 and 2005, with girls between 10 and 14 years of age showing a 166 percent increase. One likely cause: Obesity, which is closely associated with type 2 diabetes.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO)

The finding is included in a study of chronic medication use in children ages 5 to 19 released today in the journal Pediatrics by researchers from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) and the Kansas Health Institute.

In addition to diabetes, the study found that utilization patterns for blood pressure, cholesterol, attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma and depression medications increased at varying levels during the four year period.

"Our study findings indicate that these increased levels of chronic medication use are symptoms of broader underlying issues affecting children today," said Emily R. Cox, Ph.D., RPh, senior director of research at Express Scripts. "These trends are worrisome given that many of these therapies are treating conditions with modifiable risk factors and if not addressed, many of these children will carry these chronic conditions into adulthood."

For example, the use of asthma medications increased 46.5 percent and ADD/ADHD medication use increased 40.4 percent. Chole
'/>"/>

SOURCE Express Scripts
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Tweens and teens double use of diabetes drugs
2. Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone
3. Do we need alcohol prevention programs for tweens?
4. U of Minn researchers find primary alcohol prevention programs are needed for tweens
5. Tweens double use of diabetes drugs
6. Important Information, You Cant Afford to Miss ... NBC 10 and Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Invite Local Families To Learn About FREE or Low-cost Health Insurance for Uninsured Kids and Teens up to Age 19
7. CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Is Inviting Teens to Erase Their Worst Yearbook Picture With The NEW CLEAN & CLEAR(R) Advantage(R) Blackhead Eraser(TM) Exfoliating Cleanser
8. Teens failure to use condoms linked to partner disapproval, fear of less sexual pleasure
9. Family therapy helps relieve depression symptoms in bipolar teens
10. Teens making poor choices when it comes to riding in vehicles
11. Abstinence-Only Programs Fall Short of Teens Needs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2014)... A new study in the American Journal of ... searches reveals a recurring pattern that could be leveraged ... from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, ... Google searches (searches that included the term healthy and ... U.S. from 2005 to 2012. They found that on ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the ... no inflammation, according to results of a new study ... Center. , The link between persistent inflammation and cancer ... cancer those with a Gleason score between 7 ... aggressive and rapidly growing prostate cancers. , "What we,ve ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens ... where malaria is common can mount an immune response ... to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness ... their bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop future ... the malaria parasite. , Each year, approximately 200 million ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MANHASSET, NY In a review published in the ... MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, ... the medical community,s approach to treating sepsis, ... 200,000 Americans. , Sepsis occurs when molecules released into ... inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Il. (April 17, 2014) Doctors who treat ... called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing treatment ... of the disease and help relieve shortness of ... transplants, and sirolimus can cause potentially fatal complications ... pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling, medical director of Loyola ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New research shows people are thinking about their health early in the week 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 3Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3
... of The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing ... format that organises 15 key chapters into four key ... on areas such as risk management and preparing patients ... from the world-renowned UK centre of excellence, the Manual ...
... HealthDay Reporter , SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes ... suggests an increased risk of cancer can be added to that ... had an 8 percent increased risk of developing cancer generally, while ... of prostate cancer were excluded from the calculation. The risk ...
... 4 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin even once per month, ... a marked drop in the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, ... was linked to a 26 percent reduction in the risk ... of heart disease, was associated with an even greater drop ...
... be assessed by examining the epithelial cells found in ... the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6. ... provide a personalized assessment of breast cancer risk, said ... veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts ...
... Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death ... reduced the number of deaths from the disease. By ... risk for aggressive disease or diagnosis at a young age, ... screening approach. For that reason, scientists have been looking for ...
... (March 29, 2011) Medicare coverage and nationwide ... as virtual colonoscopy, has tripled in recent years, according ... Journal of the American College of Radiology ... produce a three-dimensional visualization that permits a thorough and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Patient's journey format drives new edition of vital student nurse manual 2Health News:Patient's journey format drives new edition of vital student nurse manual 3Health News:Add Cancer to Health Risks of Diabetes: Study 2Health News:Add Cancer to Health Risks of Diabetes: Study 3Health News:Monthly Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk 2Health News:Monthly Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk 3Health News:Breast milk may provide a personalized screen of breast cancer risk 2Health News:MicroRNA variations associated with earlier prostate cancer diagnosis in African-American men 2Health News:Nationwide utilization of virtual colonoscopy triples, study suggests 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Global ... Systems -- Focus on End Users ... OBJECTIVES A drug delivery system ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  A novel wearable injector slightly larger than an ... patients to self-inject prescription drugs in the large doses required ... diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  An ... by 2018, according to analysts.   Many of these drugs will ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 InformEx, North America,s ... high-value chemistry, will hold the 30 th edition of ... Convention Center from January 21-24. (Logo: ... top pharmaceutical, fine chemical and specialty chemical companies will take ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: