Dr. Joel Wallach starts the show today discussing the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams. Asserting that in his opinion Williams was probably on prescription drugs for depression. Contending that these drugs have long been associated with suicidal and homicidal thoughts. Citing several of the mass shootings in recent years in which all of the perpetrators were on these same drugs.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a study of injurious falls in older people. The Swedish study found that people older than 65 taking commonly prescribe drugs are more likely to have falls that leave them injured. Men and women taking opioid pain killers as well as men taking antidepressants were more than twice as likely to have a fall injury. Women taking antidepressants were 75% more likely to have a fall injury.
Rosa's husband has high blood pressure but doesn't want to take the drugs his doctor has prescribed.
Susan has questions regarding a cat with worms.
Carmen's mother has macular degeneration and cataracts.
Nick has questions concerning fatigue he feels after physical exertion.
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