04 June 2011

Overmedicated? ~ Questioning Senior Citizen Rx

CNN's John Couwels asks Are senior citizens being overmedicated?
"Strong, antipsychotic drugs are being prescribed more often to senior citizens in U.S. nursing homes, setting off a debate about whether it's the right treatment for the elderly suffering from dementia. [...] conflicting guidance is making it even more difficult for those trying to make sure their aging loved ones are getting the best care during the final years of their lives."

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