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.