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Medication Management

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…

Drug diversion, a series: How to prevent and spot it

Drug diversion occurs when prescription medicines are obtained or used illegally. While diversion has always been a concern, without question, COVID-19 certainly increased personal stress and pressure on workers in long-term care, potentially leading to increased diversion.  Further, COVID-19 disrupted facility management, including diversion control programs.  This column is the first in a two-part series…

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