“Colorado Responds Slowly to Psychotropic Drug Use Among Foster Kids”


The Denver Post writes “Colorado officials have known since at least 2007 that prescriptions and dosage levels of psychotropic drugs — which also include antidepressants, mood stabilizers, stimulants and anti-anxiety medications — were rising sharply among children on Medicaid, a group that includes foster kids. But Colorado’s response has taken years, even as other states took aggressive steps to reduce usage levels.”

Colorado Responds Slowly to Psychotropic Drug Use Among Foster Kids (Denver Post)

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