‘Eye opening’ number of children exposed to major drug interactions, study finds

More than one in five children on Medicaid are exposed to at least one major drug interaction annually, according to findings from a study published in Pediatrics.
A drug-drug interaction (DDI) occurs when a drug’s effect on the body is altered by taking a second drug, resulting in “either exaggerated or reduced drug effects, or unexpected adverse” drug reactions (ADEs), the authors of the new study explained. DDIs are considered “major” when potential harms of the combination outweigh the benefits, they wrote.
According to one of the authors, the study was

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