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Colorado's monitoring of psychotropics trails other states' efforts

Colorado lags other states that established policies years ago to reduce the use of powerful psychotropic drugs by children in foster care.

Study: 25 percent of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic drugs

The rate is 12 times greater than for other children on government insurance, a new study in Colorado finds. The Associated Press: 25% Of Colorado Foster Kids On Psychotropic A...

Drug firms have used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids

Pharmaceutical companies wooed academic leaders, ghostwrote articles, suppressed damaging health data and lavished doctors with gifts to make prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs to children a blockbuster profit center, a trail of lawsuits over the past two decades shows.

Drug companies have used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids

Pharmaceutical companies wooed academic leaders, ghostwrote articles, suppressed damaging health data and lavished doctors with gifts to make prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs to children a blockbuster profit center, a trail of lawsuits over the past two decades shows.

25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic

DENVER (AP) - A University of Colorado analysis found that more than 25 percent of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs and that about half of the children who were taking antipsychotics drugs were for "off-label" reasons not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. ...

Colorado responds slowly to psychotropic drug use among foster kids

Diego Conde was 12 when his mother died, devastated and bursting with rage at the rotten way life was treating him.

Texas Medicaid holds off on proposed limits for Gilead hepatitis drug

Texas is reconsidering whether to impose strict limits on Gilead Sciences' $84,000 hepatitis C treatment for patients on the state's Medicaid health plan for the poor, at the urging of outside advisers, a state official said on Friday. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which oversees Medicaid, had proposed a policy to allow the drug, Sovaldi, to be used mainly for sicker patients ...

Losing Patience, and Patients, With Medicaid

Millions of new enrollees may have trouble finding doctors to see them

Printed Letters: April 8, 2014

I am a candidate for the Colorado State Board of Education. In May 2013, incumbent Marcia Neal advised me she was retiring and would not run for another term. She encouraged me to run and sent an email to that effect asking for constituents to support me. She said I was very courageous to run.

Database for tracking Medicaid frauds falls short, auditor says

A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. Two years after its creation, the data-sharing system contained no records from 17 states or the District of Columbia of doctors ...


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