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The Misuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Garcia & Artigliere

Nursing homes throughout the United States have long been giving antipsychotic drugs to residents, including those with medical conditions like dementia. Despite regulatory prohibitions on the misuse of this drug as “chemical restraints,” this harmful practice is still widespread and prescribed with varying levels of informed consent from residents or their families. Scroll down to learn more.

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