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Polypharmacy: What Providers Need to Know

In the U.S., instances of polypharmacy—or taking five or more medications—have increased 70% among individuals over the age of 65 in the last 12 years. With chronic conditions on the rise, and the average life expectancy growing, managing multiple medications…

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The Dangers of Polypharmacy and How Pharmacists Can Help

It’s common for elderly patients to be on multiple medications, but many people don’t realize the dangers associated with this practice. As pharmacists well know, some medications can be dangerous when they interact with others, or when combined with common…

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