Oklahoma is #1 in the
nation in the use of antipsychotic drugs without a psychiatric diagnosis in
nursing home residents. Why? Instead of treating our nursing home residents
with respect and dignity, and providing proper care, our nursing home owners
simply sedate them with drugs that carry dangerous and deadly side effects. This must STOP!
Senate Bill 142 will require that a resident or their caregiver
consent before being administered an antipsychotic and presented with less
risky alternatives. It also will require a physician to determine the
underlying problem which will lead to better and less intrusive treatments.
Will you help us
fight this outrageous and immoral practice? E-mail
your state representative today and ask them to vote yes on Senate Bill 142.
Protect Seniors from Being Drugged, Vote Yes on SB 142
Dear [Decision Maker],
Did you know Oklahoma is #1 in the nation for the use of antipsychotic drugs without a psychiatric diagnosis in nursing home residents? As your constituent, I request that you protect our most vulnerable citizens. Powerful antipsychotic drugs with harmful side effects are being used unnecessarily to sedate thousands of nursing home residents each year.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]