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Ask your doctor questions when they prescribe a new medicine


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 5:06pm

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The National Institute on Aging advises people to ask their physicians questions when being prescribed a new medicine.

TEMECULA – Though few people may want to take medicine each day, prescription drugs prolong lives and help people manage conditions that might otherwise make it difficult to live life to the fullest.  

A 2017 survey from Consumer Reports found that 55% of people living in the United States take a prescription medicine. The survey also found that those who take prescription drugs use an average of four such medications. That figure might alarm some people, especially aging men and women whose bodies might be more susceptible to conditions that are often treated with medication.  


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