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Polypharmacy: Effects of Multiple Daily Medications | Springtime Science

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Can too many prescriptions become problematic?

Studies show that more than 131 million people or 66% of adults use prescription medication every day. Polypharmacy, or the consumption of multiple medications daily, increases a patient’s risk of experiencing adverse reactions and drug-related health problems (DRPs). Examine the cost and effects of polypharmacy on health records, multimorbidity, and various populations — and discuss equity in implementing standardized prescribing programs.

Presenter: Erica Noel, M.S., Health Communications, University of Illinois

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