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Prescription drugs are pretty awesome. They improve lives all the time. But it is possible to take too many. Over time, as patients are prescribed more an more ongoing medications, it's a good idea to sometimes step back, evaluate, and think about whether people can drop some of their long-term meds. Between interactions and long term side effects, sometimes less is more when it comes to medicating patients.



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