“The high cost of seniors’ soaring Rx drug use,” by Steve Vernon, CBS News

“A recent study found that almost half (47 percent) of Americans age 75 and older took five or more prescription drugs in 2011, nearly double the 24 percent that did so in 1999, just 12 years earlier. The comparable percentage for Americans 65 to 74 also increased significantly — from 23 percent in 1999 to 33 percent in 2011.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
This bodes ill for current and future LTC costs.

The high cost of seniors’ soaring Rx drug use

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