Clozapine

Pharma company Teva to pay $27 million over charges of kickbacks to promote dangerous antipsychotic

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Teva Pharmaceuticals and subsidiary IVAX LLC have agreed to a $27.6 million settlement over charges that they paid kickbacks to a psychiatrist for putting nursing home residents on the antipsychotic drug clozapine, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Authorities: Psychiatrist sent more than 50,000 fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid nursing home claims

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A Chicago psychiatrist is accused of submitting $190,000 in false claims to Medicare and Medicaid and receiving kickbacks for prescribing antipsychotics.

Many nursing home residents still take antipsychotics, studies find

Antipsychotic medication use is still widespread in nursing homes, even after the federal government issued a "black box" warning on the drugs in 2005. That is according to two new studies.

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