Study: Elderly often get wrong drugs

08/10/2004 | Reuters ·

Nearly 20% of older patients in the U.S. had prescriptions filled that were inappropriate for them, and two of the most commonly misprescribed drugs were antidepressants, a study based on insurance claims says. An accompanying editorial suggests a computerized system that monitors medication may help pharmacists deal with such errors.

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