Drug warnings ignored by doctors17th June 2008
The BBC's File On 4 programme has found that GPs are issuing regular prescriptions for strong psychiatric medication despite a 2004 safety warning.
The programme spoke to 355 GPs and discovered that over 50% issued prescriptions for risperidone and olanzapine. The Committee on Safety of Medicines said in 2004: "Evidence reviewed by the Committee on Safety of Medicines indicates an increased risk of stroke which particularly applies when these drugs are used by elderly people with dementia."
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Title: Drug warnings ignored by doctors
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 7167
Date Added: 17th Jun 2008