In Treating Disabled, Potent Drugs and Few Rules

NY Times – Something was happening to Katie Strignano. After she was moved into a state-run group home, the 26-year-old woman, who is severely mentally retarded, started gaining weight, drooling, breaking out in pimples and pulling out her hair, leaving a bald spot the size of a softball on her head. Her mother, Debra Strignano, suspected that someone had increased her daughter’s medication without her family’s consent. Read article