June 15, 2023 at 1:40 pm

Petition Seeks to Identify Regional Overprescribing

Nationally, it is estimated that since 2015, over 44% of Americans 12 and older have been prescribed one or more psychotropic drugs (including stimulants, antidepressants, anti-anxiety pills, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics). The “Medicating Normal” Outreach Team is co-sponsoring an important petition—Protect Children: Reduce Over-Reliance on Psychoactive Drugs.

This petition calls for using already existing data from electronic health records (while maintaining the confidentiality of patients) to track and monitor a given region’s use of psychotropic medication(s). See and sign at https://www.change.org/p/protect-children-reduce-over-reliance-on-psychoactive-drugs?recruiter=709312496&recruited_by_id=f12e7c40-2290-11e7-9e0a-f902d8cecf86&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_content=cl_sharecopy_36482231_en-US%3A8.