Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Anti-psychotic drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, but they’re widely used in American nursing homes to sedate people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Critics say those drugs can be dangerous for the elderly, and experts here in Virginia are cheering a federal push to stop the abuse.  Sandy Hausman has more on that story.


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