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Nursing Facility Antipsychotic Legislation Fails to Clear Senate


Posted on May 29, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

Last Thursday, a proposed regulation aimed at curbing the high levels of “off-label” uses for antipsychotic medications failed to pass the Senate.  This proposed legislation relates back to a report last November by Daniel R. Levinson, the U.S. Inspector General, that exposed the high levels of antipsychotic medications administered to nursing facility residents.  That report stated a... READ MORE

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