July 23, 2009

Knowing when to dial 9-1-1

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The San Francisco Chronicle features Internist Doc Gurley’s tips for keeping your pill-popping, drink-swilling friends alive

Think your friends are past the age of pill abuse?  Think again.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prescription drug abuse is on the rise among adults as well as youth.  The older you get, the more drugs you are likely to be on.  Doctors often do not keep track of all the prescription pills their patients admit to taking. 

Just a few drinks on top of that pharma-cocktail can be lethal.

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