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Prescription drug safety

Medications often play an increasingly important role in our lives as we grow older. As we age, we are more likely to be prescribed more than one kind of medication, and many older adults take four or more (polypharmacy). This increases the risk for side effects and for one drug to affect whether and how another drug works. What does the evidence say? Read more below.

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