The problem of doctors prescribing too many, too few or conflicting medications to seniors is well known. However, the full extent of the problem was unknown until the release of a Brown University study showed 21 percent of elderly patients across the country are taking medications deemed risky.
Researchers looked at six million prescription records for elderly patients with Medicare Advantage coverage. Comparing prescriptions against a list of drugs known to be dangerous for elderly patients, the study authors came to the following conclusions:
Growing older is hard enough without your doctor prescribing the wrong medications. If you were injured through a medication mistake in North Carolina, seek experienced legal advice.
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