December 21, 2022

Uncontrolled Substances, Part 3: Anthony

by The Journal

Anthony Kroll was 17 years old. Too young to have been a Cerebral patient, according to company policy. Too young to get mental-health treatment without his parents’ consent in his home state of Missouri. So how did a minor end up getting a prescription for an antidepressant that required an explicit warning for young adults? What was Cerebral treating him for? And why weren’t Anthony’s parents informed? In Part 3 of Uncontrolled Substances, WSJ reporter Khadeeja Safdar investigates what happened to Anthony Kroll.

Further Reading:

- Cerebral Treated a 17-Year-Old Without His Parents’ Consent. They Found Out the Day He Died. 

Further Listening:

- The Journal: Uncontrolled Substances, Part 1: Subscribe and Prescribe 

- The Journal: Uncontrolled Substances, Part 2: Adderall 

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