"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Friday, November 03, 2006

Drug 'Em, Danno

I almost hate to bring to the attention of all of you, since it involves something happening here in Arkansas. Hate to make our state look bad.  However, the one who really takes the heat in this situation is an out of state company with a contract to manage a Youth Services Center.  via Arkansas Times blog

New Youth Services scandal

A new scandal is breaking over treatment at the state Youth Services Center at Alexander. It concerns overuse of psychotropic drugs to control behavior of children held there, one reportedly as young as six. The drugs were used to discipline unruly children, according to an internal report in defiance of medical protocols and without proper physician approval or review. The state apparently alerted to a problem because of an increase in medical doses and began [...]


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