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Taking pills for too long has potential to harm your health
San Diego Union-Tribune

Even with a background in pharmacology, Julie Abraham said there are times when she scans the shelves for over-the-counter medicines at the drug store and gets overwhelmed.

“It’s overwhelming what’s out there,” said Abraham, the director of pharmacy and clinical ancillary services at Sharp Coronado Hospital.

While there are some medications that people may need to take daily for the rest of their life such as drugs to control blood pressure, asthma or thyroid problems, many people may fail to recognize the importance of knowing when to stop taking most drugs — both over the counter and prescription.