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One quarter of seniors taking 10 or more meds

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Topic: One quarter of seniors taking 10 or more meds
Posted By: JunTak
Subject: One quarter of seniors taking 10 or more meds
Date Posted: Dec/06/2011 at 8:19am
One quarter of seniors taking 10 or more medications
 
Theresa Boyle
HEALTH REPORTER

Canadian seniors are consuming a startling amount of prescription medications, says a new report, revealing almost two-thirds take five or more drugs a day and one-quarter take a whopping 10 or more.

“They are at increased risk of drug interactions and side-effects because they are taking so many medications,” warns Cheryl Gula, one of the authors of http://www.cihi.ca/CIHI-ext-portal/internet/en/document/health+system+performance/quality+of+care+and+outcomes/release_01dec11?WT.ac=home_banner_20111201_e -




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