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Kudos to ABC news for finally reporting on the scandal in which disturbed children in foster care are being drugged to shut them up - rather than being treated for the trauma of coming from abusive or neglectful homes and then being passed around from foster family to foster family.
Bizarre and pharmacologically absurd cocktails of powerful central nervous system drugs are prescribed after five minute visits with doctors. Foster parents are often pressured to go along with the practice.
The government report that ABC describes is the only thing that's "new" about this story. I have seen this discussed for several years in the professional media.
Only problem is, while foster kids get treated like this more often than other children, they are hardly the only ones getting this sort of "treatment."
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