Thursday, September 01, 2005

Child Medication Safety Act

A bill is being promoted in Congress that would withhold federal school funds from states that do not prohibit the forced drugging of students with psychiatric medications.

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn. is sponsoring the bill which is entitled the “Child Medication Safety Act of 2005". The legislation currently has 23 co-sponsors.

An education political action committee which initiated and is helping promote the bill put out a statement saying: "The psychotropic medications, both on and off the controlled substances list, are far from benign; their side effects are rarely adequately explained to parents; and there are no studies defining their effects on the developing nervous systems of growing children, especially those under the age of 5 years."

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