Montreal/Fraser Valley – A deeply disturbing trend is happening among aging baby boomers, especially senior women. A new study found that when it comes to taking medication, older women are at a greater risk of suffering from adverse drug reactions than older men.
54% of senior women in Canada were prescribed at least one “risky” and potentially inappropriate medication in 2016.
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FVN’s Don Lehn spoke with Scientific director of CIHI’s Institute of Gender and Health Dr. Cara Tannenbaum.