Filed under: HealthWatchCan 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.