Contact: Leslie Shepherd
St. Michael's Hospital
Caption: A group of drugs commonly prescribed for insomnia, anxiety and breathing issues "significantly increase the risk" that older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease need to visit a doctor or ED, according to new research by Dr. Nicholas Vozoris of St. Michael's Hospital.
Credit: Courtesy of St. Michael's Hospital
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