GP drug blunders hit 40% of the elderly: Patients given unnecessary pills and wrong doses

GP drug blunders hit 40% of the elderly: Patients given unnecessary pills and wrong doses Patients even prescribed drugs to which they were allergic, in rare cases | UPDATED: 07:15 GMT, 2 May 2012 Hundreds of thousands of elderly patients are being wrongly prescribed drugs by their GPs, a study warns today.