Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Foster Kids' Shrinks have Ties to Drug Firms

See videos of a whole bunch of foster kids speaking out on their
drugging here: http://tinyurl.com/5b4tdo

The Dallas Morning News
Some Texas foster kids' doctors have ties to drug firms Sunday, August
17, 2008 By EMILY RAMSHAW

AUSTIN - One in three Texas foster children has been diagnosed with
mental illness and prescribed mind-altering drugs, including some that
the federal government has not approved for juveniles, state records
show.

Many of these drugs are prescribed by doctors who have a financial stake
in pharmaceutical companies' success, a Dallas Morning News
investigation has found. Dozens of physicians who treat children in
state custody supplement their salaries with tens of thousands of
dollars in consulting and speakers' fees, and they use drug company
grants to fund their research projects.

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