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Memo to Doctors: Why Are You Over-Drugging Seniors?

Posted on 04/17/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhat the heck is going on with doctors in some parts of the country who prescribe risky drugs for older adults? According to an analysis of more than 6 million seniors on Medicare Advantage, more than 20 percent are prescribed at least one high-risk medication. The problem is most common in the South, among women, and in relatively poor areas, report public health researchers with Brown University. Risky medications are ones that health authorities have specifically recommended against prescribing to …