Work with older patients on polypharmacy, experts say

May has been commemorated as Older Americans Month since 1963, according to the Administration for Community Living.Nearly 1 in 3 older adults use multiple prescription drugs concomitantly, according to researchers, and patients who take five or more medications simultaneously are at risk for multiple conditions, including falls, frailty and mortality.“A lot of times medicinal therapy gets started with really good ethical sound clinical intention,” Noll Campbell, PharmD, MS, research scientist at Indiana University Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute and theRead More

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