At least one in 10 elderly people is prescribed a drug they should not be taking - and the true figure could well be twice as bad. Worse, many of the drugs that are being inappropriately prescribed have a high risk of causing side-effects.
Women who are very young or pregnant are two population groups who should almost never be prescribed general pharmaceuticals. This is because trials have never been carried out on the biochemical effects of drugs on a small and developing body or on...
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: They're great for two-year-olds
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: They don't work (but don't tell anyone)
INFERTILITY: Well, how about one of our cancer drugs?