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15 percent of off-label antipsychotic use in assisted living may be inappropriate, but nursing home reduction efforts have effect: study

The rate of potentially inappropriate prescribing of drugs in assisted living is 15% for antipsychotics and 21% for antianxiety medications, according to the authors of a new study published in JAMDA, The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. But the increased focus on reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes has affected affiliated assisted living communities, the researchers found.

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