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Penny Williams

There was a fairly recent study that found that a stimulant medication coupled with Risperdal was most effective in treating ADHD coupled with ODD in children. Here are some more strategies to address defiance:

More Than Just Naughty: Dealing with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

It’s reprehensible that your insurance company will not cover brand medication when the doctor deems it “medically necessary.” We had the same issue with Concerta, but were fortunate that this terminology on the Rx from his doctor got it covered to be filled with the brand medication. Insurance companies are mistreating people by prohibiting them from accessing medications that were effective and improve their life. 🙁

The Straterra manufacturer does offer a savings card that greatly reduces the price: Many drug companies have started doing this when so many insurers quit covering their medications.

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