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Polypharmacy: The Problem with Pills

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter comments on doctors' propensity to overprescribe, a practice known as polypharmacy. Polypharmacy simply means “many drugs,” and may be quite appropriate in certain cases, such as an ... More


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