Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: overprescribing

Michael Hengartner – Evidence-biased Antidepressant Prescription

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We talk with Dr. Michael Hengartner about his new book which addresses the overprescribing of antidepressant drugs and critically examines the scientific evidence on their efficacy and safety.

Allen Frances Takes on the Over-Prescription of Antidepressants

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The prominent psychiatrist explores why antidepressants remain highly overprescribed and offers solutions to the problem.

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 2: Is Psychiatry Evidence Based? (Part...

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Many patients end up on terribly harmful drug cocktails they might never escape from. Although it’s hard to believe, it’s getting worse.

‘Dear Doctor’ Letters Convince GPs to Stop Overprescribing

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From NPR: "...researchers have conducted an experiment that convinced some of the general practice doctors who prescribe Seroquel most frequently to cut back. All the...

Study Reduces Over-prescription of Antipsychotics in Older Adults

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New intervention shows promise in reducing over-prescription of off-label antipsychotics in older adults.

Psychiatrists Warn Policymakers Benzodiazepine Overuse Could Lead to Next Epidemic

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Although opioid addiction and overuse have garnered significant national attention, similar trends in benzodiazepine overprescription and overuse continue to go unnoticed.

Pharmaceutical Industry Gifts Linked to Costlier Prescribing Practices

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New study finds that pharmaceutical industry gifts to medical providers in Washington D.C. are associated with higher cost, higher volume prescribing behavior.

New Study Asks Doctors About Barriers to Deprescribing

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Researchers interviewed doctors about the barriers that prevent them from being able to decrease excess medications.