Massive prescribing of Seroquel for Canadian female prisoners

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CBC reports this week that the Federal ombudsman is investigating an 'outrageous' number of female inmates who have been put on Seroquel, a mood-altering medication, allegedly to 'control behaviour.' 

According to the CBC, Seroquel was “for years being prescribed in Canadian prisons for unapproved purposes, raising concerns the drug was being used to "subdue" or "sedate" inmates.”

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