Medications can save your life or make a serious health condition more manageable. But taking too many medications, or the wrong combination of medications, can harm you. The sheer volume of medications, plus the special health considerations for seniors, leads to many medication issues for seniors. And the risk for seniors is made worse by […]
Tips to Take Medication as Prescribed
It’s important to take your medication as your doctor prescribed since it will likely give you the best chance of feeling better. However, for a number of reasons, many patients find it hard to properly follow medication regimens. In fact, it’s so hard that over 50% of US adults don’t take their medication as prescribed. […]
Can You Trust Prescription Medications?
Certainly, when we take prescription medications, we hope they will help us without harming us. But all drugs have side effects – no drug is absolutely safe. In fact, “safe” in this sense means that the benefits of the drug appear to outweigh the known risks. So, that begs the question – can you trust […]
Dangers of Black Market Medications – More Common Than you Think
I think it’s safe to say that most of us assume the medications we get at the pharmacy or hospital are actually the drugs they are supposed to be. Most people would not even think of checking authenticity. But what if you took a medication, at home or in the hospital, that didn’t contain the […]
Are Medications Safe?
Are medications safe? Americans take billions of pills and other medications every year. Almost 50% of US adults take at least one prescription medication. And many millions take over the counter medications. We rely on medications to keep us healthy and to cure both serious and minor ailments. In many cases, people would not survive […]