Sunday, 15 July 2012

Prescribing

More elderly patients should be prescribed drugs to tackle high blood pressure and cholesterol, experts say. Oxford and Birmingham university researchers said older patients were "largely ignored" after looking at prescribing for nearly 37,000 people. They found for blood pressure-lowering drugs prescribing dropped after the age of 85, while for treatment for high cholesterol the fall started at 75.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18817307

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