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Dementia target to end use of 'killer' drugs extended

NHS given another year to reduce use of 'killer' drugs

The NHS has been given an extra 16 months to hit a target to prescribe fewer antipsychotic drugs which are said by health minister Paul Burstow to “kill” dementia patients.

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