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California toughens stance on use of mind-altering antipsychotic drugs for poor children, foster you
Los Angeles Daily News

State regulators are rejecting thousands of requests from California physicians to prescribe antipsychotic drugs to poor children and foster youth, a dramatic first step in the state’s new effort to curb the excessive prescribing of powerful mind-altering medications.

Nearly 1 in every 5 requests for the medications were denied in January because they were medically unnecessary or unsubstantiated.