January 28, 2020 at 2:16 pm

Lown Institute Releases New Report About Deprescribing

The Lown Institute’s new report, “Eliminate Medication Overload,” can help Americans reduce the risks of adverse drug effects. Lown states, “each additional drug a person takes increases the risk of suffering serious, sometimes even deadly, harm and every day, 750 Americans age 65 and older are hospitalized due to a serious side effect associated with taking multiple medications.”
It is recommended that patients and prescribers regularly review medications and discuss ways to reduce or discontinue those that may be harmful or no longer needed.
Read the prescription check-up reportĀ here.