Overmedication causing falls, injuring and killing elderly

11 Sep 2018

New research shows elderly people taking high-risk sleeping and pain medications are twice as likely to fall and break bones, with up to a third dying within a year of being injured.

The world-leading study from the University of Otago, based of out Christchurch, funded by Ageing Well National Science Challenge measured the impact of taking multiple medications on fractures in the elderly.

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