Health Risks of Prescription Confusion 5/20/16

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 11:48:26-04

The majority of seniors take four or more prescription medications daily – not including over-the-counter medications and supplements they may also take. With different doses and schedules, keeping all their medications straight can be very confusing. In fact, research from Walker Reed Army Medical Center found only 61% of prescription medicine is taken correctly. This research includes younger adults with chronic conditions requiring multiple medications.



In honor of National Family Wellness Month this May, it’s time to talk to your parents about drugs. A new approach for prescription management is available. On,Tuesday, May 17th Simple MedsSM Pharmacist Kyle Decker will educate your viewers on how to best organize and simplify prescriptions. Dr. Decker’s tips include a new way to get simple, pre-sorted and pre-packaged doses, which is offered at no additional charge.


This is an important story that can make a difference in people’s lives. It’s time to ditch the pill box and see how simple medication management can be.