drug interactions, medications and depletions, medications and interactions, older adults and drugs
Public Release: 23-Dec-2008
Older adults at high risk for drug interactions
At least one in 25 older adults, about 2.2 million people in the United States, take multiple drugs in combinations that can produce a harmful drug-drug interaction, and half of these interactions involve a nonprescription medication.
National Institutes of Health, University of Chicago
Contact: John Easton
University of Chicago Medical Center
The average American 65 year old is taking 19 medications annually.
The average American Shaklee Member 65 yr old is taking less than 1 medication annually. See U.C. Berkley Study
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