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Medication for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: an analysis by federal electorate (2001-03)

17 Nov 2004
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For some time, considerable disparity has been apparent in the prescribing of medication for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in different jurisdictions in Australia.

Despite having a smaller population than New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, Western Australia accounts for the highest number of prescriptions dispensed for dexamphetamine sulfate, a drug prescribed to treat ADHD that is subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Luke Buckmaster examines the evidence.

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2004
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