Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

April 14, 2015 4:00 PM

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TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.

A new study finds that even though a large percentage fail to take the potentially life-saving medications as prescribed, the intervention of their local pharmacist might help.

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