Contra Costa Times Editorial: Doctors have incentives to drug foster kids

December 01, 2014

"Follow the money" is the rule in politics for figuring out the real reason something not-quite-logical is happening.

It appears to apply as well to the over-drugging of California foster youths, based on the latest in Bay Area News Group reporter Karen de Sá's ongoing series, "Drugging Our Kids" -- an analysis using both data and individuals' stories to illuminate the growing use of pharmaceuticals to control the behavior of foster children.