Claire Curry

CMS debuts antipsychotic drug reduction program

CMS debuts antipsychotic drug reduction program

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Federal officials unveiled a medication reduction initiative with an ambitious goal: trimming antipsychotic drug use among residents by 15% this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Partnership to Improve Dementia Care follows up on industry groups, consumer advocates and legislators' increased scrutiny on antipsychotics.

Nursing home resident advocates applaud CMS antipsychotic initiative

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Nursing home resident advocates applauded federal action on the issue of using antipsychotics to treat elderly nursing home residents with dementia.