Child Welfare

A Pharma-Backed Effort to Curb Oversight on Psych Meds Fails in California Legislature

Following pressure from foster youth advocates, legislation that would have scaled back patient protections for Californians prescribed the most powerful psychiatric drugs will no longer be heard by the state Legislature this year. Assembly Bill […]

Child Welfare

Potential ‘Landmark’ Settlement Reached on Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Foster Care

Missouri has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit that litigants hope will set some precedent on a once-hot-button subject in child welfare: the use of psychotropic medication to treat youth in foster care. “The Missouri […]