New Study Highlights Dangers Of Over-medicating Seniors

Written by on August 27, 2012, for ABC News

Approximately one in five prescriptions written for elderly patients were inappropriate. Common drugs classed to treat allergies, depression and pain were among the most overprescribed, and also the ones most likely to produce adverse reactions.

 

 

My father was a great doctor, a fine magician and a mean saxophone player. But around the time he turned 77 years old, he started slurring his words and spending long periods of time sitting and staring into space…

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