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Missouri sued over psychotropic drugs for foster care kids

 


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Child advocates filed a federal lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Social Services on Monday over allegations of inappropriately providing psychotropic drugs to foster care children and systemic lack of oversight of the medications.

Attorneys for Children's Rights, the National Center for Youth Law and Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics say the lawsuit is the first of its kind nationwide that focuses only on psychotropic drugs given to foster children.

The state attorney general's office didn't immediately comment Monday on the lawsuit.

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