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Topic: Cultural Competence and Responsiveness, Prescription Drug Misuse, The Elderly
Elderly individuals are particularly vulnerable to prescription drug misuse. Prescription drug abuse is present in 12% to 15% of elderly individuals who seek medical attention. In addition to the toll on individuals and families, abuse places a heavy financial toll on health care systems.