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Drug Danger: Same U.S., Euro Drugs Have Different Ingredients

Thursday, 25 August 2005 12:00 AM

For travelers who refill prescriptions in other countries, brand-name mix-ups could result in "patients not getting a life-saving drug, getting the wrong drug or suffering unexpected drug interactions – especially elderly people who take multiple medications," according to the Journal.

There is currently no regulatory body that keeps track of drug names globally.

Mike Cohen, president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, said travelers should pack enough medication for their entire trip, noting both brand and generic names, and dosages, of all drugs.

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