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A Hidden Shame in Nursing Homes

A Times Investigation suggests that strict rules on the use of antipsychotic drugs in elder care have a gaping loophole.

Featuring Elder Voice's Board Member, Eilon Caspi

From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.”

Today, a Times investigation finds that nursing homes across the U.S. are diagnosing and treating their elderly residents for schizophrenia at alarmingly high rates, even when there’s no evidence of the illness.

I spoke to my colleague Katie Thomas about the government loophole that allowed it to happen.

It’s Tuesday, September 14. Listen to the New York Times story presented by The Daily here.


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