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Medication Safety

Medications can cure and medications can kill. They can relieve pain and suffering and they can cause pain and suffering. It can happen at any age, but as we get older it’s especially important to take medications appropriately and safely, or the results can be devastating. Every year, more than 100,000 people are hospitalized because of adverse or unfavorable reactions to drugs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “older adults (65 years or older) are twice as likely as others to come to emergency departments for adverse drug events (over 177,000 emergency visits each year) and
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