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Common Meds Can Cut Potency Of Some Cancer Drugs

Posted on 03/20/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNew research underscores why it’s crucial for all your doctors to know all the drugs you are taking. The study, which looked at possibly harmful drug interactions among patients taking targeted cancer drugs, found that as many as 74 percent of the patients were also taking common medications that could limit the cancer drugs’ effectiveness or cause toxic side effects. The research was conducted by Medco Health Solutions Inc., which manages prescription drug benefit plans for 65 million Americans, and …