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Did you know? Around the globe, September 17 is the World Health Organization World Patient Safety Day. This year’s theme is Medication Safety: Medication Without Harm and COSCO is excited to be helping spread the word to promote the safe use of medications.

Medications can help us in many different ways. But medications can also cause us harm. When we take more medications than we need, it is called medication overload. Medication overload also means taking too many medications that, together, cause more harm than good.

Medication overload can cause drug interactions and harmful side effects such as falls and fractures, memory loss, hospitalizations and even death. Medication overload affects a lot of people: did you know that 1 in 10 hospital admissions in older adults are the result of a medication side effect?

Find out how to prevent medication overload by checking out this short and engaging brochure : click here to access the brochure. Help us prevent medication overload: share this resource with your friends and family!

You can also check out to discover other medication safety resources.