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As people get older, their pillbox often gets larger. Many people take multiple pills each day, some of them prescribed many years ago. This raises the risk of not only harmful drug interactions but also dangerous side effects. Prescriptions need to be updated regularly, because your body may react differently to drugs if your weight or your metabolism changes.

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Cotherman writes:

Medicine was not always helpful or even benign. I discovered a book of remedies from the middle ages compiled by some University of Oxford students, and there was little doubt about whether the cure was worse than the malady.

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