Needs Assessment Tidbit: More Seniors Will Have Drug Interaction Problems

As seniors seek treatment for multiple chronic conditions, the medications individually intended to make them better may collectively be making them worse, and in some cases putting them at mortal risk, a new study shows.

Up to 12 percent of older Americans -- more than 4 million people -- are taking more than eight different drugs, virtually assuring them of a drug interaction.

These are among the key findings in a study by AdvancePCS, a prescription benefit management firm,

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