Latest Polypharmacy Stories

2010-01-25 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a fibromyalgia drug that improves sleep quality more than Pfizer's Lyrica would earn a 38 percent patient share in the U.S.

2010-01-04 16:27:10

An increasing number of U.S. adults are being prescribed combinations of antidepressants and antipsychotic medications.

2009-05-08 09:49:47

The more pills a dialysis patients takes, the worse their health-related quality of life, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN).

2009-03-12 12:57:00

Rx Snapshot tracks drugs and helps older Americans talk with their health care professionals about managing their meds WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today released Rx Snapshot, a free, online tool that anyone can use to help older family members, friends or neighbors manage their medications safely and effectively.

2009-02-06 13:58:59

Older people, who are more likely to take prescription medications and suffer from chronic diseases, face increased risks when taking herbal or dietary supplements.

2008-12-24 07:15:00

United States researchers said on Tuesday that older adults in the United States are taking prescription pills, over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements in record numbers, and in combinations that could pose serious health risks.

2008-06-14 03:00:00

By Venkatraman, Ramya Durai, Rajaraman KEYWORDS Electronic prescribing / Error / Medicine administration / Patient safety / Safety Errors in medicine administration often go unnoticed and unreported. This article describes three medicine- related errors and provides recommendations to reduce risk.

2007-07-01 06:18:47

By Ginsberg, David A Phillips, Sidney F; Wallace, Joyce; Josephson, Karen L Constipation is common in the elderly because of age-related physiologic changes and polypharmacy. Secondary constipation is treated by correcting underlying pathology or reducing predisposing factors.

2005-08-02 12:15:00

The practice of prescribing multiple medications to treat mental conditions in children and adolescents has increased over the last decade, results of a medical review suggest.

2005-08-01 16:18:35

Pediatric polypharmacy, the practice of prescribing two or more medications for psychiatric symptoms in children, is on the rise in the United States, raising concern about unknown side effects, according to a new study appearing in the August issue of the journal Psychiatry 2005.

Word of the Day
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.