Nov 10, 2010
Lets ask the obvious question;
Why would human drug experimentation ever be permitted to be perpetrated on helpless wards of the state? At least prisoners can give consent although as a captive, the coercion factor is worrisome and history provides us with some ugly examples of abuse. Children do not even have this theoretical possibility. They have no say in the matter at all!
by Pareesha Narang
Sixteen months after 7-year-old Gabriel Myers committed suicide while taking psychotropic drugs, the state of Florida has banned allowing any children in the state’s custody from participating in clinical drug trials.
. . The doctor who prescribed the medicines to him was conducting clinical
Government is daring to keep kids on drugs
July 25th, 2010
Sarasota Herald Tribune
By Tom Lyons
Apparently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had at least heard about the suicide of Gabriel Myers.
Myers’ death by hanging happened in a Florida foster home last year, but that wasn’t the main reason it triggered a major reaction at Florida’s Department of Children and Families.
The real reason: He was 7 years old.
Jul 19th, 201
Last year, a 7-year-old foster boy named Gabriel Myers committed suicide in Florida and, after reams of publicity and hand-wringing over the use of psychotropic medications in such children, a state task force recommended, among other things, that children never be allowed to participate in a clinical trial designed to evaluate
Florida tightening psych drug rules
Daytona Beach News Journal
DCF tightening medicine rules
By DEBORAH CIRCELLI
DAYTONA BEACH — A bill that would have ensured tighter controls on administering psychotropic drugs to foster children failed to pass this legislative session, but the head of the state Department of Children & Families is moving forward with rules he says will ensure children are safe.
George Sheldon, secretary for the state Department of Children & Families, who was in town Thursday afternoon to attend community meetings on the department’s future strategic plan, said the bill not passing was a “major failure” on the part of the Legislature.
A work group made 90 recommendations following the April 2009 death of a South Florida foster child, Gabriel Myers, 7, who was prescribed several mind-altering drugs and hanged himself in his foster home.
Some of the recommendations included hiring a chief medical officer to monitor the prescribing of such medications, which Sheldon plans to move forward with using other funds.
By July 1, he said, operating procedures also will be in place to ensure every child on psychotropic medications has a guardian; to prohibit any foster child from being a part of any clinical trials; and to make sure every child is informed of the side effects, to name a few.
May 13th, 2010
State health administrators have suspended the license of a Miami psychiatrist who treated a disabled preteen boy who died of overmedication.
BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER
State regulators have suspended the license of a South Florida psychiatrist who has treated hundreds of poor and disabled children, saying Dr. Steven L. Kaplan poses “an immediate, serious danger to
An article I wrote over a year ago and updated in March with info on Gabriel Myers’ death, about “mental health screenings” being done in public schools for political and financial profit;
‘Public Schools, Signs of Suicide and New Freedom for All 2010’