Bulk of seniors taking at least five drugs, sometimes 10, 15: study - Published Thursday March 18th, 2010

TORONTO - The majority of Canadian seniors are taking multiple types of drugs and in some cases the intake is fairly substantial, a new report suggests.

Just under two-thirds of people 65 and older are taking five or more prescription drugs on an ongoing basis. Twenty per cent are taking 10 or more and six per cent of Canadians 65 and older are taking 15 or more prescription medications, said the study, released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.