Adverse Drug Reactions a Danger to the Elderly ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Adverse Drug Reactions a Danger to the Elderly

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that over 700,000 Americans are sent to emergency rooms each year as a result of adverse drug reactions. The study also shows that people over the age of 65 have a far greater risk of requiring emergency room treatment than younger people. Two of the main drugs that cause adverse reactions are Insulin for diabetes sufferers and the anticoagulant warfarin. The FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and the Consumer Product Safety Commission were all involved in development of this research project.

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