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Medicare

Antipsychotic overuse not just a problem in nursing homes

Internists, family medicine physicians, and psychiatrists and neurologists made more than 80% of the prescriptions for antipsychotics for older adults with dementia in 2012, according to a report calling on expanded federal efforts to curb use of the drugs.

Medicaid

Utah House agrees to hear governor's Medicaid plan

Utah's Republican-controlled House of Representatives has reversed course and decided to consider Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid plan, despite comments from the Republican House speaker that the measure had no support and would not be heard.

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