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  • Risk of Sudden Death With Some Hypertension Drug-Antibiotic Combinations [hide all summaries]
    (June 2015)
    Find out which commonly used antibiotic can increase your risk of sudden death if it is combined with either an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), which are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S.
  • New Drug Interaction With Widely Used Antibacterial Drug and Common Diuretic [hide all summaries]
    (December 2011)
    Find out how using a combination of two commonly prescribed drugs (a total of 30 million prescriptions filled annually in the U.S.) can cause life-threatening increases in blood potassium, a risk that has led to hospitalization.
  • Massive Misprescribing of Inappropriate Drugs to Hospitalized Elderly Patients [hide all summaries]
    (September 2008)
    A nationwide study published in spring 2008 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine showed that nearly half (49 percent) of almost 500,000 hospital patients older than 65 have been prescribed one or more of 92 drugs known to be unnecessarily unsafe for older patients. 10,000 of these patients had four or more of these inappropriate medicines prescribed during their hospitalization. Among the most common categories of adverse drug reactions these inappropriately prescribed drugs can cause are excessive sedation, abnormally low blood pressure and bleeding. We list the 92 drugs in the article and give further details about the kinds of side effects these drugs can cause.
  • Resisting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria [hide all summaries]
    (April 2003)
    The new FDA regulations embody the principles we wrote about 14 years ago in the first edition of Worst Pills, Best Pills on how you can avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics:

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