TITLE

Adverse drug events in the elderly

PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Infectious Disease Alert;Jan2012 Pharmacology Watch, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study on the dangerous effect of warfarin and other common medications on elderly patients.
ACCESSION #
71665632

 

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