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Antipsychotic likely to increase mortality risk in dementia residents, study finds

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Nursing home residents being treated for dementia with the antipsychotic drug haloperidol were at a two-fold risk of mortality compared to other antipsychotics, a new study finds.

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.