Why are so many poor kids taking risky psychiatric medications? A front-page story in Tuesday’s New York Times offers one …
The dramatic rise of antipsychotic prescribing in youth occurred in conjunction with the illegal marketing of the drugs by their makers, resulting in multibillion-dollar settlements with the government
Many group-home residents with mental retardation are receiving psychotropic medications that may be doing far more harm than good.
Pharmaceutical companies have recently paid out the largest legal settlements in U.S. history — including the largest criminal fines ever imposed on corporations — for illegally marketing antipsychotic drugs.