There is evidence of widespread overuse of antipsychotic drugs by the elderly with dementia, a new government report concludes. The report calls on Medicare to take immediate steps to reduce unnecessary prescriptions, according to The New York Times.

The findings, by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), looked at use of psychiatric drugs by elderly people living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and at home.

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