Nursing Homes

16 Apr (CHICAGO TRIBUNE –  An elderly man was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital on Chicago’s West Side in late February, intubated and sedated for more than a week and scheduled for an emergency tracheotomy even though it was medically unnecessary, federal prosecutors allege.) (more…)

    FLORIDA – About a third of psychiatrists serving Florida’s juvenile jails and prescribing drugs to incarcerated youths have accepted payments from the drug companies [1] that manufacture antipsychotic medication (more…)


    18 May|AHRP – Public Citizen has petitioned FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg MD to immediately remove Pfizer’s Alzheimer’s drug, Aricept  23 mg dose from the market because of serious (more…)


    13 May|AHRP – The Alliance for Human Research Protection campaign against the overuse, misuse, and frankly abusive use of antipsychotic drugs now has the support of one of the most prominent neurologists in the US. (more…)


    10 May|ProPublica – Nursing homes are unnecessarily administering powerful antipsychotic drugs to many elderly residents, including residents with dementia, according to a new report by the Health and Human Services inspector general. (more…)


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