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Getting Emotional About Malpractice

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Medical providers who prescribe drugs for emotional problems are awakening to the malpractice lurking in those prescriptions. Welcome to 2006, fellas. You are just now getting concerned?

Four significant issues have converged to impact and heighten concern about the potential for more malpractice litigation related to psychopharmacology:

Psychiatric malpractice lawsuits frequently include allegations of negligence related to the use of psychotropic medications because these drugs are vital to the treatment of mental disorders.

A host of controversies about the safety of psychotropic medications has been widely publicized, debated and considered in various realms (e.g., regulatory, research, clinical, drug industry, medical profession, patient advocacy).

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a focus of attention by the patient safety movement in an effort to decrease medical errors.

Historically, advances in medical treatment tend to increase medical malpractice litigation.

From Psychiatric Times

Medical providers who prescribe drugs for emotional problems are awakening to the malpractice lurking in those prescriptions. Welcome to 2006, fellas. You are just now getting concerned?

From Psychiatric Times

Four significant issues have converged to impact and heighten concern about the potential for more malpractice litigation related to psychopharmacology:

Psychiatric malpractice lawsuits frequently include allegations of negligence related to the use of psychotropic medications because these drugs are vital to the treatment of mental disorders.

A host of controversies about the safety of psychotropic medications has been widely publicized, debated and considered in various realms (e.g., regulatory, research, clinical, drug industry, medical profession, patient advocacy).

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a focus of attention by the patient safety movement in an effort to decrease medical errors.

Historically, advances in medical treatment tend to increase medical malpractice litigation.