The state of Ohio plans to invest $1 million in the next three years to review the use of psychiatric drugs prescribed to children, according. Ohio Medicaid’s medical director notes that there has been an increase in the use of psychotropics, without a corresponding increase in mental health diagnoses. “One of the things that we’re uncertain of at this time is is there an over-prescription problem or not,” said Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy.
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