Older Ohioans will get free medication reviews from pharmacies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Help is on the way for older Ohioans that need assistance with their medication.

The Ohio Department of Aging is partnering with the Ohio Pharmacists Association this week to provide private reviews of their medications at pharmacies around the state.

Officials hope these reviews will help older Ohioans avoid medicine and drug combinations that could increase their chance of falling because of dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion.

Authorities say these falls are a major cause of emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths for older Ohioans.

State aging authorities say 1 in 3 people over the age of 60 experience falls during the year.

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