Hospitals for accidental injuries and ailments from taking medicines jumped 52 % between 2004 and 2008 – from 1.2 million to 1 1.9 million – according to the latest Information and Numbers from the Company for Healthcare Study and Quality. These medication side injuries and effects resulted from taking or being given the wrong medicine or dosage. Children and teenagers accounted for 22 % of emergency cases.. AHRQ finds 52 percent increase in medication side effects, accidents between 2004 and 2008 The true amount of people treated in U.S.11, 2015 – – Doctors should control high blood circulation pressure much more aggressively than current suggestions suggest, to best reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people 50 or older. That’s the message behind the possibly game-changing results of a U.S. National Institutes of Wellness study released Friday. The findings were so striking that federal health officials ended the study greater than a year early so they could share the ‘potentially lifesaving information’ with the general public.