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FDA Associate Commissioner Approves of Testing Drugs on Foster Children

A debate over giving psychotropic drugs to foster children erupted last year after a 7-year-old boy who was heavily medicated while in foster care took his own life. Since that time, the state of Florida has taken a closer look at the use of psychotropic medication in state foster care. In response to one suggestion […]

Children Overmedicated in State Custody

Children placed in the foster care system are more likely to be placed on psychotropic medication. Some of these children are taken from their homes because their parents are addicted to the same type of drugs that these children are later prescribed. Recently, when an overmedicated seven-year-old boy committed suicide, a debate over the widespread […]

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