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Emeritus settles $2.2 million lawsuit

Emeritus Senior Living has agreed to settle a $2.2 million lawsuit in which workers claimed they were routinely underpaid at the assisted living company’s California facilities, according to a ProPublica report.

Emeritus will respond vigorously to 'sensationalized' Frontline documentary, company leaders say

Emeritus will respond vigorously to ‘sensationalized’ Frontline documentary, company leaders say

Emeritus Senior Living is focused on increasing communications to address concerns raised by a critical Frontline documentary that aired last week, according to Granger Cobb, the company’s CEO, president and director. “We were disappointed by the report, which focused on very tragic, but rare and isolated incidents, that occurred several years ago at our communities,” Cobb said during an earnings call last Thursday.

J&J to pay $181 million for Risperdal settlement

Providers respond to report of inadequate government oversight of antipsychotics prescriptions

Long-term care organizations have responded to a report that physicians are prescribing antipsychotic medications for seniors without proper oversight from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This is hampering efforts to reduce off-label antipsychotic use for dementia care in nursing homes, according to ProPublica, which compiled the report based on a review of Medicare Part D claims.

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