Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Unwanted Drug Interactions Lead to Disaster

It is a major problem in medicine today: unwanted drug interactions. We see it across the entire spectrum of care. The elderly can get confused and mix incorrect drugs; a patients can see several doctors and unless there are electronic medical records or an attentive pharmacist, there can be potentially devastating interactions; people seeking relief from pain or those searching for the newest high can wind up dead due to the synergistic effects of multiple drugs. Take a look at this clip and see what I am talking about:
If you are searching for a way to check if your medications are putting you at risk check with your pharmacist or doctor. There is another great tool on www.mymedicalreports .com, a searchable drug database powered by Check it out.

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