Nearly half of U.S. drinkers risk deadly effects of mixing prescriptions with alcohol, study says

January 16, 2015 9:00 PM

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Nearly half of U.S. drinkers risk deadly effects of mixing prescriptions with alcohol, study says

A new study has found nearly half of those who drink alcohol in the United States have used one or more alcohol-interactive prescription medications that researchers say can lead to dangerous health complications and in some cases, be deadly.

Approximately 71 percent of American adults consume alcohol. While alcohol interacts negatively with hundreds of commonly prescribed medications, little research has been done on a population level about the use of alcohol-interactive (AI) prescription medication among U.S. drinkers.

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