Compromised Care: Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause — chicagotribune.com

#drugs Compromised Care: Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause — chicagotribune.com: “Frail and vulnerable residents of nursing homes throughout Illinois are being dosed with powerful psychotropic drugs, leading to tremors, dangerous lethargy and a higher risk of harmful falls or even death, a Tribune investigation has found.

Thousands of elderly and disabled people have been affected, many of them drugged without their consent or without a legitimate psychiatric diagnosis that would justify treatment, state and federal inspection reports show.” [ChicagoTribune]

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