CMS must refine data on antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes, OIG says
May 07, 2021
The Minimum Data Set should not be CMS’ sole source for determining the number of nursing home residents using antipsychotic drugs, according to a new report from HHS’ Office of the Inspector General.
New antipsychotic improves symptoms minus side effects in trial
Jan 10, 2020
Antipsychotic drug lumateperone improves schizophrenia symptoms without side effects such as weight gain and metabolic disturbance.
Authorities: Psychiatrist sent more than 50,000 fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid nursing home claims
Nov 20, 2012
A Chicago psychiatrist is accused of submitting $190,000 in false claims to Medicare and Medicaid and receiving kickbacks for prescribing antipsychotics.
Study: Low-dose antipsychotics and regular mental health visits extend life expectancy of schizophrenics
Nov 02, 2012
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.
Antipsychotics report will have severe side effects
Jul 13, 2012
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...