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Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum

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Medication Overprescribing – Time to Start Thinking Out of the Box (Pill Vial)

Many seniors are taking five medications a day.  Some are taking many more than that.  Are USA physicians overprescribing?  Is there a way we can encourage them to start thinking out of the box and consider other evidence-based non-invasive modalities first, whenever possible?

Here’s a list of medications that may be problematic for seniors (American Geriatrics Society 2019 Beers Criteria). Take this article to your primary care physician for discussion of med risk/benefit if you are taking any of them.

https://nicheprogram.org/sites/niche/files/2019-02/Panel-2019-Journal_of_the_American_Geriatrics_Society.pdf

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