Pills top other drug forms in nursing home study

Researchers studying drug compliance in nursing homes find that residents are four times more likely to receive an incorrect dosage when given medicine in a liquid oral form rather than pill or tablet. The reason: incomplete mixing of the suspension due to insufficient shaking. The University of Leeds study finds also that tablets beat other delivery forms, including transdermal patches, injectables and inhalers.  Item

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