Powerful Mix of AntiPsychotics and Sedatives routinely prescribed to Seniors in Nursing Homes

Antipsychotics and sedatives drugs are prescribed commonly because they are perceived to be benign – while they are inherently dangerous

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Antipsychotics and sedatives drugs are prescribed commonly because they are perceived to be benign – while they are inherently dangerous.

Thousands of seniors in Ontario nursing homes are on a powerful mix of antipsychotics and sedatives, according to a new provincial Health Ministry report that surfaced after a recent Torstar News Service investigation.

The report, commissioned by the ministry and co-authored by a leading doctor and scientist, sheds new light on the widespread use of powerful prescription drugs among the vulnerable elderly. ‘

Read ‘Inherently dangerous’ drugs routinely prescribed to seniors: Report, MetroNews.ca, April 21, 2014

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