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Federal prosecutors allege two nursing homes in California have "persistently and severely overmedicated elderly and vulnerable residents." Antipsychotic drugs like risperidone, also known as Risperdal, can be dangerous for elderly people, but are frequently prescribed to nursing home patients. JB Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

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Failures in ordinary care are causing widespread harm that's sometimes serious, inspectors say. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

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A firefighter walks past the Residence du Havre after the fire in L'Isle Verte, Quebec. At least three people died in the blaze at the seniors' home. Early reports were that another 30 people were missing. Mathieu Belanger /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Dorothy Holmes, back home with her new dog, Jack. Martha Bebinger/WBUR hide caption

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Getting People Out Of Nursing Homes Turns Out To Be Complicated

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HHS found that 19 percent of nurse aides who'd been disciplined had a prior conviction that would have shown up on a background check. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Connecticut Considers Letting Health Aides Give Medicines To Homebound

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