Dr. Ken’s Corner: Overuse of Prescription Drugs a Growing Danger for Aging Americans

Dr. Ken’s Corner: Overuse of Prescription Drugs a Growing Danger for Aging Americans

While prescription medications can provide relief to patients in pain, they can also lead to unintended consequences resulting from accidental misuse. Elderly patients are especially susceptible to this.

Often seen by several providers, elderly patients can end up taking over a dozen prescribed medications a day, raising their chances of dangerous drug interactions and side effects.

Read more from Dr. Ken to learn more about this dangerous epidemic and see how you can help combat the overuse of prescription drugs in elderly patients.

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