Recent investigations by the California Department of Public Health found that in 18 of 31 nursing homes in San Francisco (plus one outside of the Bay area) pharmacists responsible for reviewing medication of residents regularly allowed medically inappropriate and potentially fatal antipsychotics. Seroqual was routinely prescribed off-label, for instance, at unsafe levels and in unsafe combinations with other drugs.
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