What are the most common causes of medicines misuse in care homes?

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What are the most common causes of medicines misuse in care homes?

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There are isolated cases of medication being mismanaged intentionally, such as the misappropriation and misuse of drugs by staff, and there have been more widespread issues regarding the misuse of sedatives to control challenging behaviour. This particular issue was highlighted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) during national Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

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