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CMS Announces Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

May 31, 2012

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As pressure mounts CMS (the Center for Medicare and Medicaid  Services) announced a partnership to improve dementia care in the US.  They are partnering with providers, caregivers, patients to ensure appropriate use of antipsychotic medications. They say they want to “ensure appropriate care and use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home patients.”  Their first goal is […]

Senators push for informed consent before nursing homes use antipychotic drugs – Boston Medical News – White Coat Notes – Boston.com

May 31, 2012

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By Kay Lazar, Globe Staff Three US senators are ratcheting up a campaign to slash the misuse of powerful sedatives, known as antipsychotics, in the nation’s nursing homes. The three — Senators Herb Kohl, D-Wis., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. — have filed a proposal that would require federal regulators to issue standardized […]