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ID:

658

Date:

2012-05-31

Headline:

US aims to cut use of drugs on dementia patients

Reporter's name:

Kay Lazar

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Boston Globe

City:

Boston, MA

Summary:

Residents in nursing homes often receive unnecessary drugs, according to a Boston Globe study. Using government data obtained under FOIA, the Globe found about a quarter of residents in nursing homes nationwide at some point received excessive drugs. A month later, the director of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' nursing home division announced plans to reduce the distribution of anti-psychotic drugs to nursing-home patients for whom they were not prescribed.

Keywords:

Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMMS, drugs, medication, nursing home, anti-psychotic drugs, patients, dementia

URL:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2012/05/30/aims-cut-use-drugs-dementia-patients/0YIPVAjhztUXyUHz5dROvL/story.html


Agencies:

HHS

States:

MA

Categories:

drug safety
health care


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