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New Study Shows U.S. Government Fails to Oversee Treatment of Foster Children With Mind-Altering Drugs

Posted By yihan On December 1, 2011 @ 3:34 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, BRINDA ADHIKARI, SARAH KOCH, JOSEPH DIAZ and CLAIRE WEINRAUB
ABCNews [1]
Thursday, December 1, 2011

The federal government has not done enough to oversee the treatment of America’s foster children with powerful mind-altering drugs, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to be released Thursday.

ABC News was given exclusive access to the GAO report, which capped off a nationwide yearlong investigation by ABC News on the overuse of the most powerful mind-altering drugs on many of the country’s nearly 425,000 foster children.

The GAO’s report, based on a two-year-long investigation, looked at five states — Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas.

Thousands of foster children were being prescribed psychiatric medications at doses higher than the maximum levels approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in these five states alone. And hundreds of foster children received five or more psychiatric drugs at the same time despite absolutely no evidence supporting the simultaneous use or safety of this number of psychiatric drugs taken together.

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[1] ABCNews: http://abcnews.go.com/US/study-shows-foster-children-high-rates-prescription-psychiatric/story?id=15058380#.TtdX9WA5BT7

[2] The mass overmedication of foster children with psychiatric drugs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-mass-overmedication-of-foster-children-with-psychiatric-drugs.html

[3] Saga of 12-year-old foster boy reveals state’s psychiatric drug abuse of children: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saga-of-12-year-old-foster-boy-reveals-states-psychiatric-drug-abuse-of-children.html

[4] ADHD Drugs Cause Hallucinations in Children; Psychiatry Pushes Hallucinogenic Drugs for Profit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/adhd-drugs-cause-hallucinations-in-children-psychiatry-pushes-hallucinogenic-drugs-for-profit.html

[5] Military Report Touts Brain Altering Drugs, Mind Control To Make Soldiers Want To Fight: http://www.prisonplanet.com/military-report-touts-brain-altering-drugs-mind-control-to-make-soldiers-want-to-fight.html

[6] Row over Ukip foster parents’ children removed by social workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/row-over-ukip-foster-parents-children-removed-by-social-workers.html

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