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The report found that nearly 12 percent of kids in California’s child welfare system were prescribed psychotropic medications – including antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilizers – during 2014-2015. This compares to a rate of 4 to 10 percent for non-foster kids.
Some of these vulnerable children were drugged “in amounts and dosages that exceeded state guidelines,” with no follow-up by the county to ensure these prescriptions were appropriate. Some counties also violated the law by failing to obtain court or parental approval for psychotropic medications.
California spent $226 million on psychotropic medications for foster kids over the last decade, which amounts to almost 72 percent of total drug spending for foster youth.
Over the last decade, nearly 15 percent of California’s foster kids were prescribed psychotropic medications, and almost 1 in 4 adolescents were being drugged in this way – part of a growing trend across the country.
Eli Lilly advised its sales task force: “The competition wins if we are distracted into talking about diabetes.”
originally posted by: cooperton
Would you shut up and just trust your government already? Sheesh.
(But seriously, did you know that Adderall is nearly identical structurally to methamphetamine?
WAKE UP. These "Experts" don't care about your children.)
“The prevalence of industry-funded, high-prescribing doctors at group homes may be the most troubling discovery,”
an outmoded residential group home industry that relies on sedation to maintain order among the troubled youth it shelters;
originally posted by: artistpoet
Often kids and adults are drugged up to make the life of so called carers easier
Drugs never cure ... they only deal with symptoms and not causes
Children who are disturbed require patience and love
The title is slightly misleading, as it is not govt that is doing this to children but rather medical practitioners and Big Pharma who have gotten away with doing this to the kids. The state report blamed "failure of oversight" by state and local govts.
Big Pharma is wreaking havoc on America, killing us with overdosing.
originally posted by: desert
a reply to: Boadicea
Oh, Boadicea, I saw your post after I posted mine, and I hate to say that it is hella worse and getting worse all the time. And not just with kids but with adults. Standard practice in most medical settings these days seems to be hand out a drug, any drug for anything.
Privatizing veterans care just means that any current firewall the VA has against Big Pharma is done away with. Big Pharma automatically gets more money for taxpayer funded treatment. Greedy bastards!
People always don't understand the monitoring that you had to do in your job. Now, it's "let's do this in a home setting but without all the monitoring"....no, wait, "leave it up to the untrained patient or family to monitor"!