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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Seniors - Driving and Staying informed of Potential Safety Risks?

Many elderly drivers are unaware that prescription drugs may affect their ability to drive safely, reported the Wall Street Journal.

In all, 69% of those surveyed took a medicine that could impair driving, because of possible side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision. But only 28% of respondents were aware of those issues. Only 18% had been warned about the possible driving risks by a doctor, nurse of pharmacist.

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