Parents picky about kids' prescriptions

In the minds of parents, not all prescriptions are created equal

A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics suggests that parents are usually good about filling their kids' prescriptions for antibiotics, but not their vitamins.

"Our current understanding has mostly revolved around why people don't take medications once they have them at home," said lead study author Dr. Rachel Zweigoron, associate professor of pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. "This study shows that over 20 percent of prescriptions were never even filled."

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