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Letter to California Governor Endorsing Four Bills to Regulate Psychotropic Medication Use in Foster Children

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Thousands of California foster children are medicated with psychotropic drugs with little oversight and without assurance that the treatments are safe and appropriate and that other, safer treatments have been tried first. Public Citizen’s Health Research Group urges the governor of California to sign Senate Bills (SBs) 238, 319, and 484, and to direct his staff to resolve any outstanding issues on SB 253, which, together, address and more stringently regulate this dangerous medication overuse.