Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Consumer Update on Autism Medication

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While there is no cure, there are medications designed to manage symptoms.  The FDA provides guidance on how to avoid false claims and fake medications that proclaim to “treat or cure autism.” FDA has pursued legal action against companies that make these false claims; however, consumers need to seek guidance from a healthcare professional and be cautious when purchasing medications online.

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