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Assessment of Medication Use in the Elderly
Reducing the risk of polymedicine can easily be accomplished with a complete drug history.
http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dental/Dental_Educational_Software/Gerontology_and_Geriatric_Dentistry/Pharmacy/assessment_of_medication.html

F.A. Davis Company
The features you find here complement and enhance the use of Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 6th Edition, Davis's Electronic Drug Guide, and the Nurse's Med Deck, 6th Edition.
http://www.drugguide.com/

Medication Misuse Among Older Adults
Ohio State University Extension, Senior Series. SS-128-97.
http://ohioline.osu.edu/ss-fact/0128.html

National Institute On Aging Age Page: Medicines: Use Them Safely
Tips on effective use of medications in the elderly.
http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/agepages/medicine.htm

NursingWorld
The American Nursing Association's position statement on polypharmacy in the older adult.
http://www.ana.org/readroom/position/drug/drpoly.htm

Questioning The Use Of Drugs In Nursing Homes
Discussion of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, which indicates that patient behavior in the nursing home setting isn't significantly affected when drug therapy is halted. Dr. Dean, HealthCentral. (August 17, 1999)
http://www.healthcentral.com/drdean/DeanFullTextTopics.cfm?ID=15426

Senior Pharmassist
A program in Durham County that helps older adults with limited incomes purchase medications and coordinates with their healthcare providers to ensure effective and affordable medications for them.
http://www.seniorpharmassist.org/

Should Medicare Cover Prescription Drugs?
Full-text article provided by the National Center for Policy Analysis.
http://www.ncpa.org/pi/health/pd040999e.html

The MEDS Program
A consultation program that utilizes the skills of a geriatric trained pharmacist to evaluate the medication regimens of clients. Includes access to the senior care pharmacy mailing list.
http://www.medsprogram.com/

Why Older People Are at Risk for Medication Problems
Ohio State University Extension, Senior Series. SS-127-97.
http://ohioline.osu.edu/ss-fact/0127.html

 
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