Americans are using more prescription drugs than ever. Kaiser Permanente Washington researchers are studying the harms and benefits—helping to reduce side effects, hazardous drug interactions, and costs. These issues are especially important for those with multiple conditions and medications.
NPR, Sept. 5, 2016
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Americans are using more prescription drugs than ever. KPWHRI researchers are studying the harms and benefits—helping to reduce side effects, hazardous drug interactions, and costs. These issues are especially important for those with multiple conditions and medications. Learn more.
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