Drugged into submission


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Imagine finding out that someone had been sedating you without your consent. According to a Human Rights Watch Report, it's happening all the time in Australian nursing homes, and the laws designed to stop it are failing. Today's episode includes first hand accounts of aged care residents whose families say they were drugged into submission with medication they didn't need, as a way to manage their behaviour.

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