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TAMPA, Fla. — Mind-altering drugs for kids as young three years old? It’s a national scandal that has hit home in Florida.

Twelve percent of children in Florida who have been removed from their homes and are in state foster care are prescribed psychotropic drugs. According to a government accountability report, kids in foster care in Florida are about three times more like to receive the drugs.

The side effects from these drugs can be suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, nightmares, and even death.