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Elderly ‘Poisoned’ By Too Many Medications

Because little is known about the correct dosage for older patients and how different drugs react to each other, The Guardian reports the elderly are often “poisoned” with excess medication or combined drug reactions — called drug-drug reactions. Drug dosage is tested in younger populations who do not have multiple diseases. Tests are not done on those over 60, according to the report, even though liver and kidney function declines as a person ages and senior citizens...

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