Proposed Laws Would Curb Over-Prescribing of Psychotropic Drugs to Foster Kids

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California legislators are proposing several new bills to cut down on the use of psychotropic medications for foster youth. A yearlong investigation by the San Jose Mercury News found that nearly a quarter of all adolescents in California's foster care system are prescribed psychotropic medications that are untested, and often not approved for children.


Karen De Sa, investigative reporter with the San Jose Mercury News