Most Canadians over 65 years of age take a lot of prescription drugs – two-thirds, in fact, take more than five a day, while two out of every five of Canadians over 80 take more than 10 a day. And many worry it’s all too much, a new national survey by Université de Montréal researchers has found.
The phone survey of 2,665 men and women ages 65 years or older was done last year between August and October. Preliminary data were presented at scientific meetings in April and May in Toronto and Texas and the results are published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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