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Responsible Polypharmacy: Eliminating Errors

Too much of a good thing can be hazardous. A patient can have a long list of medications especially if they have multiple providers. In addition to prescribed medications a list may include many over-the-counter medications, supplements and herbal remedies as well. This heightens the risk of interactions and errors in administration which can have detrimental effects. Informed guidance is crucial. Actively promoting good communication with the patient, encouraging them to provide complete information and providing thorough education are needed to ensure responsible care and safety of the patient. Click here to learn more.