Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Keep An Eye On Drugs Prescribed For The Elderly - They May Be Wrong

A study by the National Center for Health Statistics reported that doctors are prescribing the wrong drugs for the elderly 1 out of every 12 times that they write a prescription. While that's only a little over 8% of the prescription being written, keep in mind an elderly person may be taking a dozen different drugs themselves.  Doctors don't seem to realize that just as some drugs are deemed not appropriate for children, the same applies for drugs for people 65 and older. The author of the study Margie Goulding said "for every inappropriate drug, there is a safe alternative."

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