Grapefruit a danger with many meds

A large number of drugs interact with grapefruit, putting people at risk of serious adverse events, researchers warn.

The fruit is now known to interact with more than 85 medications altogether, including statins, oxycodone and quetiapine, according to a review published Tuesday in CMAJ (online).

The researchers said there had been a “disturbing” rise in recent years, driven by the development of new drugs and formulations: there are now