In France, 71% of people aged 50 years old and above take daily mediations; 45.000 people aged 70 years and above have medical prescriptions given by their doctors that exceed 10 different types of medicine per day. In fact, elderly people having several chronic diseases may need various medical prescriptions from different doctors (general practitioner, specialists). However, polypharmacy can cause iatrogenesis risks. [Read more…] about Polypharmacy and Iatrogenesis: elderly people and their medication
Medications companies are launching a program to fight against the medical iatrogenesis of elderly people. At this occasion, these companies have gathered several health actors (doctors, pharmacists…) in order to improve medication intake methods. [Read more…] about What if we changed our behaviour concerning medication?