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Drug labeling for the elderly

The Alliance for Aging Research, an umbrella organization for geriatrics-related study groups, has recommended that the Department of Health and Human Services develop a list of medications that are "potentially inappropriate for use in older persons" and another "red alert" list of medications that rarely, if ever, should be used with the elderly.
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The group recommended labeling changes for all over-the-counter medications to require the addition of a new subsection in the Precautions section titled "For Use by Older Persons." It would contain information on recommended use--or nonuse--by the elderly.

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