Latest Polypharmacy Stories
Medication Therapy Management Believed to be NY-Area's First Hospital-Based Program to Help Cancer Patients Reduce 'Polypharmacy' Mistakes BRONX, N.Y., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new program at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) is helping to reduce the negative consequences of "polypharmacy," the use of multiple dissimilar drugs, frequently prescribed by different doctors, by a patient who may have more than one serious health problem.
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.
An increasing number of U.S. adults are being prescribed combinations of antidepressants and antipsychotic medications.
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).
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.
Older people, who are more likely to take prescription medications and suffer from chronic diseases, face increased risks when taking herbal or dietary supplements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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