Drug abuse in nursing homes: hearing before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session, June 25, 1980

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980 - 131 pages

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Page 106 - Association at the request of the subcommittee to discuss the professional functions which pharmacists perform in providing pharmaceutical service to long-term care facilities. The American Pharmaceutical Association is the national professional society of pharmacists in the United States.
Page 129 - ... interpersonal. The chairman concluded the workshop meeting with these remarks: During the last fifteen years, drugs have been given to a large portion of psychiatric patients with little thought of what the risks are. The films of this workshop have shown a number of fairly severe cases of dyskinesia. But many such cases can be seen if one takes the trouble of walking through the wards of mental hospitals. I feel that we should revise our therapeutic approach with drugs as the risk seems to be...
Page 4 - Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to welcome you to the hearing of the Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Interests of the House Select Committee on Aging.
Page 117 - For the beleaguered nurse's aide tranquilizers are a happy solution. If patients are sedated, they cause the staff few problems. The administrator is happy, too, because bed-bound patients bring the highest rate of reimbursement.
Page 117 - Nursing Home Care In The United States: Failure In Public Policy, is an introductory report prepared by the Subcommittee on Long-Term Care of the Special Committee on Aging of the US Senate.
Page 43 - Contraindications. Under this section heading, the labeling shall describe those situations in which the drug should not be used because the risk of use clearly outweighs any possible benefit.
Page 116 - ... constitute an interlocking economic, scientific, professional, and educational network. Unfortunately, the symbiotic relationship between these two groups has consequences that do not always parallel the public interest and indeed may impede a rational understanding of the functions and uses of drugs. It is in the interest of both of these groups to maintain large numbers of persons on drugs, and it is especially important for the manufacturers to recruit new groups to drug use and to find new...
Page 116 - ... individual, the community and society. A. major element making for increased drug use is the close relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and the medical profession. Together they constitute an interlocking economic and professional network. It is important for the manufacturers of drugs to recruit new groups to drug use and to find new uses for their product. It is easier to expand the areas of application of psychological drugs (through intensive promotion) than for any other class...
Page 130 - ... 1967, there was a considerable body of evidence to indicate that tardive dyskinesia was caused by neuroleptics, that it occurred in at least 5 percent of patients exposed to drugs for several years, and that it could be observed in young adults as well as elderly patients, regardless of diagnosis. Five years later, many physicians are still unaware of this problem or seem to be completely unconcerned about it...
Page 57 - Stasse, on behalf of the Association I would like to thank you for your presentation of this paper.

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