Masahiro Akishita, a geriatrics professor at the University of Tokyo, who serves as chairman of the Japan Geriatrics Society. With the known dangers of sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medications to the elderly, doctors risk doing more harm than good when they prescribe such drugs to patients aged 65 and older for insomnia and other disorders, many researchers say.© Asahi Shimbun
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We need to bolster efforts to call on geriatrics departments, internal medicine divisions, regular doctors and a wide range of parties involving elderly patients to be more careful in prescribing medicines and urge patients to reflect deeply on whether they really need to continue taking certain medications.
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