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New research expands understanding of psychoactive medication use among children in foster care

Tuesday, May 01, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Taylor Stockdell
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New research expands understanding of psychoactive medication use among children in foster care

A few months after the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the use of psychoactive drugs by children in foster care in five states, a national study from PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describes prescription patterns over time in 48 states. The updated findings show the percentage of children in foster care taking antipsychotics--a class of psychoactive drugs associated with serious side effects for children-- continued to climb in the last decade.

http://news.yahoo.com/research-expands-understanding-psychoactive-medication-among-children-foster-130208017.html

Report: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-270T


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