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Medication Adherence

When less is more: The role of deprescribing and art of medication management

More prescriptions do not necessarily mean better health outcomes. Deprescribing, which is the planned and supervised process of intentionally stopping a medication or reducing its dose, is a critically important part of delivering safe, effective, patient-centered care, especially for older adults.  I commend AMDA — the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine — for…

Stericycle Kiosk

Collection kiosks offer medication option

Stericycle has created Seal&Send Medication MailBack Envelopes and Medication Collection Kiosks to give long-term care facilities new options to dispose of unused or expired medications.

Emily Mongan

It’s time to take your medicine — seriously

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People not following their doctors’ medication orders contributes to an estimated 125,000 deaths and 10% of hospitalizations per year, along with somewhere between $100 billion and $289 billion in healthcare costs. A lot are like like certain geniuses on my Facebook page.

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