Foster Kids Face Overprescription of Psychiatric Drugs

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A new federal report finds that foster children and poor children are being prescribed an alarming number of psychiatric drugs. The report found that children as young as four years old are taking psychiatric drugs. And in California, foster kids are taking schizophrenia drugs, even when they haven’t been diagnosed with the illness. Now state lawmakers are starting to take up the issue.

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Guest:
Karen de Sa - San Jose Mercury News - @KarendeSa1

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal