Prescription abuse seen in U.S. nursing homes
Wall Street Journal (prescription required), December 6, 2007
In recent years, Medicaid has spent more money on antipsychotic drugs for Americans than on any other class of pharmaceuticals-including antibiotics, AIDS drugs or medicine to treat high-blood pressure. One reason: Nursing homes across the U.S. are giving these drugs to elderly patients to quiet symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
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