Compromised Care Psychotropic

10/29/2009

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... Read More