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California could change how nursing home residents receive antipsychotics
USC Annenberg

There’s a debate stirring over the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes.

The California Culture Change Coalition is considering a recommendation that doctors be able to sign a consent form ostensibly on behalf of nursing home residents, allowing the doctors to give those patients antipsychotic drugs. This could happen over the objections of the residents and their families.

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