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Psychotropic Drug Overuse in Nursing Homes

By Walton Law APC Defining Elder Abuse, Elder Abuse, Medication Error, Physical Restraints, Prescription Medication Misuse, Preventing Elder Abuse, Psychotropic Drugs, Reporting Elder Abuse, Residents' Rights, Signs of Elder Abuse

The use of physical and chemical restraints in California nursing homes is sometimes a necessary way of protecting patients from injuring themselves and others. When used excessively and, more importantly,…

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Investigation Finds California Elders Being Overprescribed Anti-Psychotic Medication to Treat Dementia

By Walton Law APC Defining Elder Abuse, Elder Abuse, Medication Error, Physical Restraints, Prescription Medication Misuse, Psychotropic Drugs, Reporting Elder Abuse, Signs of Elder Abuse, Top Attorneys in San Diego

An investigation by ABC 10 in Sacramento has unveiled that powerful tranquilizers are being over prescribed to nursing home residents who are diagnosed with dementia. In fact, studies by the…

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