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Preventing medication overdoses and mistakes


August 4, 2021

In the last few weeks, two people I know have been taken to the hospital by ambulance. In both cases, a mix-up in taking prescription medications was suspected as all or part of the problem. One person told me recently that it seemed every trip to the doctor resulted in another prescription.

Keeping track of which prescriptions to take and how often can be difficult, especially as we grow older and see more specialists. If you have a medication for high cholesterol, a couple for diabetes and another for arthritis pain, it gets complicated. Add a surgery into the mix, and you may have antibi...

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