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Older people are most likely to suffer side effects from certain medicines, yet new research shows one in five seniors is being prescribed at least one drug that may be inappropriate. We talk with the experts about the research and take your calls on how to protect elderly relatives from drug dangers. A new study demonstrates that volunteers can successfully use defibrillators like the ones in many airports. How many lives could be saved through a program that makes training and technology available in public areas? We also take listener calls on prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements and home remedies.

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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