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Read below articles and studies on the misuse of Antipsychotic drugs.

Consumer Voice Executive Director, Lori Smetanka, Writes Article on Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes - October 19, 2021
In light of recent investigative reports from the New York Times about increases in schizophrenia diagnoses for residents, with higher rates of diagnoses for Black residents, purportedly to prescribe antipsychotic drugs, Consumer Voice Executive Director, Lori Smetanka, wrote an article for the American Society on Aging's Generations about the spike in antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes. 

New York Times Article on Racial Disparity in Schizophrenia Diagnoses in Nursing Homes (Read as a PDF) - October 15, 2021

New York Times Article Highlights How Antipsychotic Drugs Are Misused in Nursing Homes (Read as a PDF) - September 11, 2021