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Fewer potent pills go to youngest patients

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[SpongeBob SquarePants freezes Robert Bartlett, 4, in his tracks. Diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder, he needs antipsychotic drugs, his mom says. Melissa Lyttle | Times]

Florida health officials last year began requiring doctors get approval before giving antipsychotic drugs to kids on the Medicaid program. That step prompted a seismic change. The number of prescriptions of these potent drugs to kids plummeted nearly 75 percent. | Special report: Pushing drugs to market

Real Florida: On the Wakulla River with a veteran guide
Don Gavin makes his living showing people the Wakulla River in northwest Florida. He shows them the green herons perched above the cypress knees and the softshell turtles sunning on the cypress logs. On days when the water is crystal clear — a rarity now — he takes visitors on a bonus tour. He welcomes them into a glass-bottomed boat and shows them Wakulla Springs, the largest, deepest and most powerful spring in North America, where 600,000 gallons of water rise from the earth every minute. | Video: Guiding a glass bottom boat for 34 years

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