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Over two million Americans experience adverse drug reactions from prescription medication each year. Patients develop complications from these medications when health care professionals ignore precautionary measures and lack communication skills. Read more

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Caregivers are often the first line of defense in protecting the elderly and infirm – especially when it comes to making sure medications are obtained and taken properly. Read more

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People over the age of 65 represent 14% of the US population but consume more than one-third of prescription medications. The average senior citizen uses more than five different medications each day. Read more

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We would never expect to hear that our parents and even our grandparents might be abusing drugs. But according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the fastest growing population of prescription drug abusers is the elderly. Read more

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According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, more than 34 percent of seniors take medications prescribed by more than one physician and 72 percent take medications that were prescribed more than six months ago. Read more

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One of the common issues that caregivers have to deal with on a daily basis is the need to dispense their care recipient’s medication in a safe and timely fashion. Read more

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