Prescription for Death

Number 6308
Subject Health Care
Source WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.)
State DC
Year 1989
Publication Date 2/20-23/1989
Summary WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.) looks at what happens when drugs are prescribed or filled in deadly combinations; discovers a large number of deaths, lifelong disabilities, and hospitalizations due to the wrong mix of medications--particularly in children and elderly patients; finds physicians undereducated in pharmacology, Feb. 20 - 23, 1989.
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Keywords Thompson Nelson Tape Coumadin aspirin pharmacy Nardil Fiorinal Lasix Inderal
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