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Has the nursing home put your loved one on antipsychotic drugs unnecessarily?

The AARP reports that a dangerous trend is emerging in nursing homes: the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medication on elderly patients. In some cases, these drugs are administered to induce submissiveness and make it easier for facility staff members to control patients. As antipsychotic medications carry severe and potentially fatal side effects, this misuse is a serious problem. Any nursing … [Read more...]