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University at Buffalo Study Links Some Medications to Increased Fall Risk in Seniors

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, the study investigated data on deaths from falling and filled prescriptions for seniors.

The research included adults 65 and older. The team obtained the data from the National Vital Statistics System and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.The researchers say that older adults can still suffer injuries from even minor falls.

Non-fatal falls can result in injuries such as hip fractures, head trauma, or broken bones. This can significantly diminish the quality of life for seniors.

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