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MaryAnne Cronin

What You Should Know When It Comes to Medication

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Medications are prescribed to have a specific effect on your body, such as lowering blood pressure or decreasing blood sugar levels. While the perfect drug would only affect the intended target, this is never the case. Besides a drug’s positive effects, negative, or adverse, reactions may also occur. The United States sees over 2 million serious adverse drug reactions (ADR) each year, with 100,000 people dying each year from adverse drug effects, making ADRs the fourth most common cause of death in the U.S. The more medications you take, the greater the possibility of adverse effects. This can be due…

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