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Richard Besdine, MD, on Medication Safety

Jan 25

Richard Besdine, MD, on Medication Safety View MoreBACK

AFAR Medical Officer Richard Besdine, MD, sparked a lively discussion at the "AOL Healthy Living" section of The Huffington Post with his latest blog post. Dr. Besdine explored the risks of adverse drug events (ADEs), a special concern for adults over 65. The CDC estimates that 100,000 older adults are hospitalized annually with ADEs, which can be fatal. Dr. Besdine provided an overview of some of the drugs most frequently involved in ADEs, as well as the current state of medication monitoring, an important precaution against ADEs.

AOL Healthy Living
This is the seventh post in Dr. Besdine's series on health care and aging on the AOL Healthy Living site. Read all of his articles here.