Elderly and Prescription Drug Abuse

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Elderly and Prescription Drug Abuse As human bodies age, they naturally experience a gradual decline in physical health.  The normal aches and pains of childhood, youth, and middle age become more painful and debilitating.  One’s ability to fight off infection and disease decreases, and the healing process is slower after an illness or injury. Because of this, an increasing number of elderly persons are using and abusing prescription medications to provide relief for the discomfort of aches and pains...

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