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More Prescriptions Linked to Increased Fall Risk

More Prescriptions Linked to Increased Fall Risk
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Both older patients and younger, working-aged adults taking multiple prescription medications appear to be at increased risk of falls, according to an analysis from New Zealand. Patients who used two or more prescription therapies were found to have an increased risk of fall injury when compared with those on one or no prescriptions.

Abtract: Injury Prevention, January 16, 2012.

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