Avoid medication mistakes that kill, get tips on managing meds, and learn how to save money on prescriptions that aren't covered by Medicare. Plus: Read frequently asked questions about medication or ask a question of your own.
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- Would a different pain med help?
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- What can I do if my parent refuses to take any medications?
- Is there a better medication for my Alzheimer's mother to help control her abusive behavior?
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