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Overmedication

MedicationHere is a great article I found that I wanted to share. The original article can be found here. If you have any questions, or need help please visit eldercareathome.org

It is undeniable that drugs do save lives, but few prescription medications are completely free of risks or side effects. Naturally, the more drugs that are taken at the same time, the greater the risk of adverse interactions and potentially devastating side effects. This problem of “overmedication” is increasing to almost epidemic proportions among the elderly. Take, for example, a recent Washington Post article that described an 83-year-old grandmother who wished to remain anonymous. Read the rest of the article here.