California’s Anti-Psychotic Drug Collaboration Uncovers Disturbing Truth of Illegal Drugging in Nursing Homes
The California Antipsychotic Drug Collaborative recently investigated 24 nursing homes and found 147 violations of state rules regarding the use of antipsychotics on residents. Their investigations confirm the disturbing and rampant misuse of antipsychotics in California nursing homes and call attention to a situation that deserves immediate remedial action.
- 63% of the surveyed nursing homes had violated state rules regarding informed consent;
- 71% of the surveyed nursing homes were guilty of unnecessary and excessive drugging; and
- 79% of the surveyed nursing homes had pharmaceutical services that were legally deficient.
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