This blog is based on a series of 6 articles published recently in The Denver Post about the overprescription of powerful psychotropic medication to foster children. The jourrnalists found that while it’s a national epidemic, in Colorado, efforts to curb the problem are lagging other states. The article excerpted below, Drug Firms Have Used Dangerous Tactics to Drive Sales to Treat Kids, focuses on the way that, over decades, the pharmaceutical industry has pushed aggressively to market psychotropics to children and tap into the lucrative Medicaid system. By Christopher N. Osher and Jennifer Brown Posted 4/14/14 Pharmaceutical companies wooed academic…

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