Harvard Health Letter

Follow medication instructions

News Briefs Harmful side effects from prescription medications—called adverse drug events (ADEs)—are driving increasing numbers of older adults to the emergency department, according to a study published Nov. 22, 2016, in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers assessed data from 58 emergency departments surveyed in 2013 and 2014. After excluding ADEs due to causes such as drug withdrawal, recreational drug use, and treatments received in the emergency department, researchers identified more…

To continue reading this article you must be registered.

Get Licensed Content to Harvard Health

If you are interested in licensing content from Harvard Health Publications, please contact us using our online form. Our licensing and business development professionals will help you leverage consumer health content from Harvard Medical School as a clear differentiator in helping achieve your business goals.

Contact Us

Customer Log In