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Over 16,000 Australian Children Prescribed Antipsychotics

Kate Aubusson, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 July 2017

Orange pills, like Risperdal.

A total of 16,570 toddlers, children and teenagers under 17 were prescribed antipsychotics in 2015, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data seen by Fairfax Media shows, amounting to a cost of more than $4.1 million to the PBS.

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