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Volume 33, Number 4, pages 18-22

Polypharmacy: What It Is and How to Manage It

Gretchen I. Riker, Pharm,D., C.G.P.

Polypharmacy is a growing problem seen in medicine today, and most factors suggest that this trend is likely to continue. “Deprescribing” is a term that has been coined as a potential treatment for this problem. This article will explore what polypharmacy is and how the problem can be decreased through prevention and treatment.

Drug treatment