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Nursing Homes Use Antipsychotic Drugs Unnecessarily

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Nursing homes are giving antipsychotic drugs to patients who don’t need them, according to a new government report.  In a study of Medicare cases, the Health and Human Services Inspector General found that “antipsychotic drugs were given to nursing home residents "unnecessarily" over 300,000 times between January and June 2007.”  More than half of those…

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