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More U.S. seniors taking multiple mind-altering drugs

February 16, 2017, 12:13 pm by Reuters Health News

(Reuters Health) - The number of older adults taking at least three prescriptions for psychotropic drugs - which includes opioids, antidepressants, antipsychotics and tranquilizers - has roughly doubled over the past decade, a recent U.S. study suggests.


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