The AARP has joined an “unprecedented class-action lawsuit” against a California nursing home accused of using antipsychotics without informed consent from residents or family members. “It’s critical that individual people who are harmed by these bad practices are able to seek to enforce their own rights,” said the senior counsel for AARP Foundation Litigation, “There’s a sense that because a person is in a nursing home, they automatically consent to have these drugs administered to them. That’s patently ridiculous.”
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THe most vulnerable are often taken advantage of . I really hope i never end up in one . I also know someone whos family are against their mother being drugged in a home . IM sure they will drug me too if i was ever there. and im a quiet soul unless i see injustice. Dont they know that is the one main reason people dont want to go to nursing home s
Thanks for posting this vital information.The Eli Lilly company made an astounding $65 BILLION on Zyprexa that they PUSHED on the elderly and underage children (*Viva Zyprexa* Lilly sales rep slogan) with wanton disregard for the side effects
*FIVE at FIVE*
The Zyprexa antipsychotic drug,whose side effects can include weight gain and diabetes, was sold to Veterans,children in foster care, elderly in nursing homes.
*Five at Five* was the Zyprexa sales rep slogan, meaning *5mg dispensed at 5pm would keep patients quiet*.
*Tell the truth don’t be afraid*– Daniel Haszard FMI zyprexa-victims(dot)com