Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says the Government will do more to stop the drugging of elderly people in aged care homes, but has stopped short of offering details. In its interim report, released late on Thursday, the royal commission into aged care said there was a "significant over-reliance" on chemical restraints . It strongly condemned the use of drugs to sedate and control elderly residents , describing the practice as "inhumane, abusive and unjustified". "A lack of permission in the use of restraint and prolonged use of powerful chemical restraints is common in Australia," the commission said in a statement. Fronting the ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday, Mr Hunt told interviewer Fran Kelly that: "We will be taking stronger action on those things." Referring back to Friday’s COAG meeting of federal and state ministers, which agreed to make the safe use of medicines a national priority, he said: […]