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Omnicare Sought Kickbacks for Nursing Home Prescriptions

Omnicare Sought Kickbacks from Abbott Labs for Depakota Nursing Home PrescriptionsThe US Department of Justice claims that Omnicare, the largest provider of prescription drugs to nursing homes, sought illegal kickbacks from Abbott Laboratories for recommending the pharmaceutical company’s Depakota to nursing homes with dementia patients.Depakota is a drug used to treat epilepsy, especially in … [Read more...]

Nursing Homes Negligent Installing Sprinkler Systems

Fires at Nursing Homes Reveal Negligence with Building Safety, No Sprinkler SystemsNursing homes have faced heavy criticism in recent years because employees can abuse or neglect residents at these facilities. Vulnerable older adults have been subjected to all types of nursing home abuse from medication neglect to sexual and physical abuse. As more families file lawsuits against these for-profit … [Read more...]

Medicare Star Rating System for Nursing Homes Fails Patients

Medicare Star Rating System Not An Accurate Measurement of Nursing Home QualityThe Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has offered a Medicare star rating system, in the style of hotel ratings, for nursing homes for the past five years. Only one-fifth of the United States’ 15,000 nursing homes achieve a 5-star rating from Medicare, suggesting that the rating system has exclusive … [Read more...]