Tag: Illinois Senate

Chicago psychiatrist pushed drugs to seniors

A Chicago psychiatrist who over-prescribed antipsychotic drugs to nursing home patients was paid $490,000 to promote the drug by its manufacturer, according to the Chicago Tribune. The report was part of the Tribune’s ongoing investigation into nursing home safety. According to the report, Dr. Michael Reinstein promoted the popular antipsychotic drug, Seroquel, for its manufacturer... Read more »

Will Illinois lawmakers reform nursing home care?

Some area politicians hope so. Two recent investigations by The Chicago Reporter and the Chicago Tribune pointed to racial disparities and safety concerns in area nursing homes A joint hearing of the Illinois Senate’s Public Health and Human Services committees will be held tomorrow, Nov. 5 in room 16-503 of the Thompson Center in Chicago.... Read more »