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Prescription medication use is on the rise, especially among older adults.
A series of tragic – and avoidable – medical errors leads to the death of a vibrant 88-year-old woman and reminds us that vigilance is everyone’s responsibility.
So the new Beers criteria have been released. As background, a geriatrician, Mark H. Beers, MD, sought to identify a list of medications back in 1991 that were generally considered inappropriate for use in seniors, primarily due to toxic adverse effects for this population.