“The Dangers of ‘Polypharmacy,’ the Ever-Mounting Pile of Pills”

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In the New York Times, Paula Span discusses the risks of polypharmacy, the use of five or more drugs at the same time, which is becoming increasingly common among older adults. “We spend an awful lot of money and effort trying to figure out when to start medications,” Dr. Alexander said, “and shockingly little on when to stop.”

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