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Americans will spend half their lives taking prescription drugs, study finds

Written by | 18 Oct 2023

An American born in 2019 will spend a larger share of their lifetime taking prescription drugs than being married or receiving an education, according to new research by… read more.

More proof that too many medications leads to adversity for older cancer patients

Written by | 2 Mar 2023

When older adults with cancer take multiple medications — including ordinary drugs like blood pressure pills, supplements, or antacids — it can result in more toxic chemotherapy side… read more.

Study explores links between people taking multiple medications and dementia diagnosis

Written by | 13 Oct 2022

People with dementia are likely to have taken more than three medications for other health conditions in the five years directly before their diagnosis, according to new research…. read more.

Rising tide in adverse drug reactions

Written by | 16 Jul 2022

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have identified an increasing trend in medicine-related harm leading to hospital admission. The trend is connected to a rising tide of multiple… read more.

If you take several medications, ‘polypharmacy’ is a word to know

Written by | 19 May 2022

Here’s a scenario so common that it applies to nearly 92 percent of older adults with cancer: An individual comes in for treatment and reports taking several medications… read more.

Measuring the outcomes of iSIMPATHY

Written by | 14 May 2021

Interview and article by Christine Clark. Dr Claire Scullin explains how the iSIMPATHY project has been designed to end up with sustainable scheme to manage polypharmacy that has… read more.

How pharmacist prescribers will tackle polypharmacy

Written by | 13 May 2021

Interview and article by Christine Clark. Drs Claire Scullin and Joanne Brown describes how prescribing pharmacists will carry out in-depth medication reviews for hospital inpatients and make any… read more.

The problems with polypharmacy

Written by | 12 May 2021

Interview and article by Christine Clark Polypharmacy, or the concomitant use of multiple medicines, is estimated to cost $18 billion and account for 8.6 million hospital admissions annually… read more.

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