Kids, Antidepressants, and Money

Number 21946
Subject Drugs
Source KEYE-TV (Austin, TX)
State Texas
Year 2004
Publication Date September 30, 2004; November 17, 2004; November 24, 2004
Summary This series uncovered how Texas was medicating foster children with powerful and sometimes dangerous psychotropic drugs. In many cases, these drugs were not necessary and over-prescribed. The children were being systematically medicated due to the mandated use of a program that was designed by "expert consultants" who were also paid consultants for the pharmaceutical industry.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 10
Keywords psychotropic drugs;foster children;Texas Medical Director;antidepressants;Paxil;Texas Child Welfare System;Federal Medicaid Program
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