OIG Adds Review of Nursing Home Antipsychotic Drug Use to Work Plan

Published: 02/17/2023

  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), the potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home residents remains concerning despite efforts to decrease their use over the last decade.

In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration issued a boxed warning against the use of all antipsychotic drugs among elderly individuals with dementia because of the increased risk of death. OIG has previously raised concerns about th

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