How Many Medications Are You Currently Taking?

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One of the stereotypical archetypes of the advanced-age set is an older man or woman sitting at a table littered with orange pill containers, confused and worried half to death about utilizing the correct timing and dosage for myriad medications. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this far too many times during my career in geriatric care.

This situation is a prime example of what is often-times referred to as “Polypharmacy.” This is essentially a fancy name for the use of many different drugs, ...

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