California Courts Step Up Scrutiny of Foster Care Use of Psychiatric Drugs

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Driven by new legislation and a motivation to create more meaningful oversight, California’s courts are calling for far more justification before judges authorize the use of powerful psychiatric drugs that are now too freely prescribed to foster children. The state’s juvenile court judges have long had the responsibility for signing off on…

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