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Geriatrics Toolbox

Geriatrics Toolbox is our blog offering tools, resources, and insights into the care of older adults.

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Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in the U.S., Especially in Older Adults

Prescription medication use is on the rise, especially among older adults.

 

2012 Beers Criteria

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.

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