Seniors At Risk Of Dangerously Mixing Dietary Supplements And Medication, Report Finds
More than 15 percent of older Americans are at risk of a harmful drug reaction, which is nearly double what it was from the previous time period.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Report Warns Of Increased Mix Of Meds, Supplements
The number of elderly Americans who are putting themselves at risk for a drug reaction by taking dietary supplements alongside prescription medication nearly doubled during the past decade, a new report found. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a report this week that tracked the drug usage of 2,351 adults aged 62 to 85 between 2005-06 and in 2010-11. (Wheaton, 3/25)