Friday, 12 October 2007

Can you name your drugs? Many can't

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Can you remember the exact names of all the drugs you're taking? If you can, you're one of the few -- a new study shows that many people think they are giving the correct name of their prescription drugs when, in fact, they're not. 40% of people couldn't accurately name the drugs they were on, and this number jumped to 60% in people with low health literacy.

Obviously, this is a very serious matter. Doctor's will need to know with complete accuracy what drugs their patients on -- both in emergency situations and when they are prescribing addition medications.

So if you're on a number of prescription drugs right now, make sure you know what they are -- your life could depend on it.

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