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Medication risk for old.

Byline: By COLM KELPIE

ELDERLY people risk accidental overdoses because they may not know the correct dosage of their medication, it was warned yesterday.

New research by the Irish Pharmaceutical Union found one in five may not be taking their medicines correctly.

IPU president Michael McGuckian said: "These findings are very concerning given the strong possibility of accidental overdose or underdose as the case may be."

The IPU has now put forward proposals to the Health Service Executive to help older people with their medicines.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 28, 2007
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