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By Patricia Kime, Staff writer
A watchdog group turned out in force Saturday at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting to protest the practice of medicating troops and veterans with psychiatric drugs.
More than 400 members of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights marched from Times Square to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City to oppose what they say is overmedication of military personnel with potentially harmful prescriptions.
Citing cases of accidental overdoses and sudden unexplained deaths, organizers said APA members have “failed to warn military psychiatrists against the mass drugging of the armed forces and veterans.”