26 Jun 2014 Polypharmacy: When is enough, enough?
Could you be on too many drugs?
We recommend this recent article posted on Rxisk.org by Dr. Derelie (Dee) Mangin, David Braley and Nancy Gordon Chair in Family Medicine, McMaster University, on the problems of polyphamacy and drug cascades.
Given that most older adults in developed countries are taking, on average, seven prescription drugs and that they are likely to have three or more coexisting conditions, the risk of adverse drug events is higher than ever. This is one of the most important global safety issues surrounding prescription drug use.
Read the article at: http://wp.rxisk.org/too-many-drugs