Dangerous Drug Interactions

Gisele Wolf-Klein, MD, Director of Geriatric Education, North Shore-LIJ Health System and Michele Graci, PharmaD, North Shore University Hospital, discuss the importance of understanding adverse drug reactions, mixing what are thought to be harmless over-the-counter medicines with prescription drugs, the dangers in self-medicating and inadvertent "double-dosing," the dangerous side effects from many drugs, and the problems involved when prescription drugs are marketed directly to the public.

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