Archives for May 2011

End juvenile injustices

Palm Beach Post By Rhonda Swan New Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters is right to examine the department\’s use of antipsychotic medications following a Palm Beach Post investigation showing that children in DJJ care are being plied with heavy doses of the powerful drugs. \”We will look at everything that surrounds this […]

Jailed juveniles’ doctors draw Medicaid inquiry

Palm Beach Post Jailed juveniles’ doctors draw Medicaid inquiry By Michael LaForgia May 25, 2011 The state Attorney General’s Office is looking into whether doctors who have contracted with Florida’s Juvenile Justice Department committed Medicaid fraud while working for the state. Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office is contacting Juvenile Justice and other agencies to gather […]

Dosed in juvie jail: Drug firms pay state-hired doctors

Palm Beach Post By Michael LaForgia In Florida\’s juvenile jails, psychiatrists entrusted with diagnosing and prescribing drugs for wayward children have taken huge speaker fees from drug makers – companies that profit handsomely when doctors put kids on antipsychotic pills. The psychiatrists were hired by a state juvenile justice system that has plied kids with […]

Psychiatrist license suspended

Sun Sentinel Autism doctor operating in Florida has Maryland license suspended Maryland regulators have suspended the medical license of a doctor whose South Florida office treats autistic children with a chemical castration drug, calling the treatment unproven and a potential danger. Dr. Mark Geier opened a small Tamarac office of his multi-state ASD Centers about […]