Rules sought on antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes
- Three US senators are ratcheting up a campaign to slash the misuse of powerful sedatives in the nation’s nursing homes.
Finding alternatives to sedatives for dementia
- A growing number of nursing homes are treating the agitation and disruptive behavior that often accompany dementia without resorting to antipsychotics.
Use of antipsychotic drugs raises alarm
- Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.