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Polypharmacy: getting our medicines right


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Polypharmacy: getting our medicines right

A report from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society summarises the scale and complexity of the issue of polypharmacy.

It outlines how healthcare professionals, patients and carers can find solutions when polypharmacy causes problems for patients and points to useful resources that can help. The guidance recommends that all health care organisations have systems in place to ensure people taking 10 or more medicines can be identified and highlighted as requiring a comprehensive medication review with a pharmacist.