Podcast on Federal Efforts to Reduce Antipsychotic Drug Use

GAO Podcast IconAntipsychotic drugs are sometimes used to treat the behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against giving these drugs for this condition, citing an increased risk of death.

Listen to our podcast with Katherine Iritani, a director in GAO’s Health Care team, who led a recent review of federal efforts to reduce the use of these drugs among older adults.

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