11/20/2013 – Dementia Patients Still Getting Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs In Nursing Homes

Nov 20, 2013 Comments Off by

More than one out of every five nursing home residents is still being given powerful antipsychotic drugs despite a growing consensus that they are inappropriate and often dangerous. These drugs frequently are given to “calm” dementia patients even though many are approved only for the treatment of diseases such as schizophrenia.

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