A Chicago psychiatrist is accused of submitting $190,000 in false claims to Medicare and Medicaid and receiving kickbacks for prescribing antipsychotics.
People with schizophrenia are likely to live a significantly longer life if they take lower levels of antipsychotic drugs and see a mental health professional, Johns Hopkins researchers say.
Antipsychotic drugs are often used to calm residents with dementia. This reality is common knowledge among most people who have spent more than a few minutes in a nursing facility. But it is apparently a great revelation to the folks at the Inspector General's office.