Millions of people are prescribed drugs they don’t need

Millions Are Prescribed Drugs They Don’t Need. When your doctor prescribes a drug it means you really need it, right? Wrong!
Between 16 and 30 per cent of all hospital admissions in the elderly are caused by inappropriate prescribing.  ‘Increasingly, geriatricians are seeing elderly patients on lots of different types of drugs they don’t need. The more drugs, the more side effects, the more drugs for the side effects until some elderly are up to 15 different medications and surgeries.  Read some of the stories...

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