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Over-prescribing of antipsychotics in dementia: have warnings worked?

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For many years, there have been concerns about the prescribing of antipsychotics to people with dementia.1 A study has assessed the impacts of guidance and drug safety warnings in the UK about prescribing antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia who do not have a diagnosis of psychosis.2 The study focused on warnings issued by the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in 2004, 2009 and 2012, and on the National Institute for Health and …

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