I want to commend the new Clinical Report, “Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents,” issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence. The lead author, Benjamin Shain, MD, and the Committee wrote a clear, concise, well-referenced report that is highly relevant to the practicing primary care pediatrician.
Although prescription drug misuse is declining among teens, one in two patients tested between the ages of 10 and 17 years are not using their medications appropriately, potentially putting their health at risk, according to a new analysis.
According to a report from a television station in Cincinnati, OH, some teenagers are now applying Burt’s Bees lip balm onto the outside of their eyelids to enhance intoxication from alcohol or other drugs. They call it “beezin.”