11 months Few safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs MB |LS
By the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog’s investigation that finds a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.The report due Monday from the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office found that about 1 in 3 foster kids from a sample of states were prescribed psychiatric drugs without treatment plans or follow-up, which are considered standard for sound medical care. FILE – In this March 21, 2006 file photo, pills move through a ... more