Miami Leads Nation In Medicare Drug Spending

The Miami Herald's Daniel Chang, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: "Elderly Miami residents on Medicare filled more prescriptions for drugs in 2010 than seniors elsewhere in the country, and they were more than twice as likely as residents in Rochester, Minn., to fill at least one prescription for medications that have been identified as high-risk for patients over age 65, such as skeletal muscle relaxants, long-acting benzodiazepines, and highly sedating antihistamines" (Chang, 10/16). Read the story.

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