Adverse Drug Reactions in Seniors Leads to ER Admissions
Adverse drug reactions lead to 100,000 emergency room visits or admissions every year. Four medications that include Coumadin, insulin, antiplatelet agents, and oral hypoglycemic medications, account for more than 2/3 of all incidences. Patients need more education, supervision, and lifestyle management if we're going to lower this number. Natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs should be considered when possible for safety issues.