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KCET’s “Overmedicated and Misinformed” Explores Psych Drug Misuse and Movement for Better Care

KCET Los Angeles has just released an eight minute segment on the misuse of psychotropic drugs in nursing homes. CANHR Advocate Mike Connors is featured and explains that drug misuse is elder abuse but has not been treated as such by the Department of Public Health. The segment is focused on the sad but ultimately hopeful story of Aleah Davis, a nursing home resident who was senselessly and illegally drugged while at Country Villa Seal Beach. With the help of attorney Matt Borden, Aleah was able to win a lawsuit to vindicate her rights to be free from chemical restraints.