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Taking multiple Rx drugs raises risks for aging adults with and without HIV

Taking five or more prescription medications increases the risk of hospitalization and death in older adults infected with HIV and comparable adults without HIV. The findings of this Yale-led study highlight the potential risks of prescribing additional drugs to patients with multiple medical conditions.

Using patient data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study, lead author Amy Justice, M.D. and colleagues analyzed outcomes for HIV-positive and uninfected individuals who received at least one prescription from the VA in 2009.

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Published: Thursday, February 1, 2018