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Dr. Reinstein Received Nearly $500,000 from Antipsychotic Drug’s Manufacturer

Recently the Chicago Tribune wrote a story about a Dr. Reinstein and his overuse of psychotropic drugs in nursing homes. It was further reported that he was working in conjunction with the pharmaceutical giant AstraZenca. The company paid the nursing home doctor $490,000 over a decade to travel the nation promoting its best-selling antipsychotic drug Seroquel. The doctor used the drug on thousands of mentally ill residents in Chicago-area nursing homes. He faced accusations that he overmedicated patients and committed nursing home abuse frequently. However, he continued to promote the drug and produced favorable research for AstraZenca. The doctor found that he could also promote the very serious drug as a weight loss medication. Now the FDA states that the drug is linked to diabetes and weight gain. It is obvious that Dr. Reinstein was committing nursing home abuse for his own personal gain. To read more about the nursing home abuse, please click the link.