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Most Hospitalizations Among Seniors Due To Four Drug Types
2011-11-26 05:39:35

Four types of drugs are responsible for the majority of hospitalizations of older Americans each year, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study has discovered. Among U.S. residents aged 65 and older, there are a total of 100,000 drug-related emergency hospitalizations each year, and two-thirds of them result from the blood thinner warfarin, insulin, oral anti-platelets such as aspirin, and oral diabetes drugs, lead researcher and CDC Medication Safety Program Director...

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2009-08-11 05:55:00

CDC researchers report that medication overdoses send one in every 180 US 2-year-olds to the emergency department annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says these overdoses are responsible for more than two-thirds of all childhood poisonings. Many times this happens when children find medicine and take it without adult supervision. Dr. Daniel S. Budnitz, who directs the Medication Safety Program at the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, led the study. He...