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Colorado Health & Wellness | Spring 2016

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Health and Wellness Magazine • 25 FIVE WAYS TO AVOID AN INTERACTION Read the prescription/package inserts for all medications and supplements. Use an interaction checker. (Sarah Anderson recommended Medscape's Use one pharmacy for all prescriptions. This keeps your records centralized and allows pharmacists to spot red flags. Carry a current medication and dosage list. Don't take medications prescribed to friends or family members. Prescription drug use rose from 51 percent to 59 percent between 1999 and 2012, with cholesterol, blood pressure and anti-depressant medications all having significant increases. — Source: Journal of the American Medical Association

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