Missouri Sued for Over-Drugging Foster Children

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From Reuters: Two youth legal advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against Missouri for over-exposing foster children to psychotropic drugs. The lawsuit seeks a court order requiring Missouri to enact stricter measures to guard against over-drugging in the foster system and to ensure that foster children’s informed consent is obtained and documented.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. “ensure that foster children’s informed consent is obtained and documented.”

    It is the crazy world of “it’s got electrolytes”/idiocracy 2006 film.

    Children can not give ” informed consent “. They have no choice for one thing, for a second, children can not enter into legal agreements as they are under the age OF consent.

  2. The huge problem is that there is no way to guard against “overmedication” because there is NO OBJECTIVE STANDARD for when “medication” is needed.

    Hey, I just thought of a new word: “mendication.” It combines “medication” with “mendacity” (the intentional telling of lies to deceive or mislead). What do y’all think?