Writing for Kaiser Health News
in collaboration with USA Today, Susan Jaffe reports on how Medicare is expanding a program to make sure that some older adults use the right drugs and take them correctly to prevent harmful side effects or interactions. "Irene Mooney survived four heart attacks and still copes with high cholesterol, persistent indigestion and heart problems. Recently, she developed some dangerous new symptoms — suspicious bruising all over her body and severe fatigue. ... A pharmacist discovered the culprit: Some of the very medications Mooney was taking to manage her medical conditions" (Jaffe, 3/23). Read entire story here
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