Medicating Nursing Home Patients To Keep Them In Bed

A nursing home paid multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle a lawsuit accusing it of medicating residents to keep them in bed so they were easier to manage.

The lawsuit alleged that the nursing home prescribed a female patient heavy doses of anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety drugs leading to a deterioration in her overall condition. Facility staff allegedly told her nephew she was given the medications "to keep her in bed." 

According to the the U.S. Attorney's Office in Memphis, the nursing home has agreed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cease and desist from the practice. For more, read the story.