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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 […]

Measuring the outcomes of iSIMPATHY

Written by | 14 May 2021

Dr Claire Scullin explains how the iSIMPATHY project has been designed to end up with sustainable scheme to manage polypharmacy that has been rigorously evaluated. By 2022 it […]

How pharmacist prescribers will tackle polypharmacy

Written by | 13 May 2021

Drs Claire Scullin and Joanne Brown describes how prescribing pharmacists will carry out in-depth medication reviews for hospital inpatients and make any changes needed to prescriptions as part […]

The problems with polypharmacy

Written by | 12 May 2021

Polypharmacy, or the concomitant use of multiple medicines, is estimated to cost $18 billion and account for 8.6 million hospital admissions annually in the European Union. The iSIMPATHY […]

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