Two CMS tags —F-Tag 329, which addresses unnecessarily using antipsychotic drugs, and F-Tag 309, which addresses taking steps to reduce antipsychotic drug use — are used by nursing home surveyors to identify specific federal nursing home regulations in order to evaluate whether a nursing home is meeting quality of care, quality of life, safety, among other standards.
Following research that indicates a possible link between gynecomastia and use of Risperdal, a law firm says it is continuing to offer legal consultations to those who developed the condition.
Adding to the concerns about off-label use of antipsychotics, a new study has found four of the most common medications lack safety and effectiveness in older adults.
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.
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.