Foster Kids Wrongfully Prescribed Drugs
A Florida family that adopted twins in January is livid over medication the girls were given while in foster care.
When Mirko and Regina Ceska adopted the girls, they were on the drug Seroquel. According to Seroquel’s Web site, the drug hasn’t been approved for kids. Regina says the drugs were affecting the girl’s behavior, according to the Capitol News Service.
"To tell you the truth, when we received those two children, when we saw them the first time and they were on all those medications, their behavior was absolutely terrible and almost, you could almost not control them," Regina said.
A recent report found that hundreds of foster kids are being wrongfully prescribed psychotropic drugs.
The Department of Children and Families is researching the problem. DCF has asked the Ceskas to help them with their research.
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