CME/CE: Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors

CME/CE: Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors
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Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy
College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD (click to view)

Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy
College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that she has or has had no financial interests to report.

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Qato DM, Wilder J, Schumm LP, Gillet V, Alexander GC. Changes in prescription and over-the-counter medication and dietary supplement use among older adults in the United States, 2005 vs 2011. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176:473-482. Available at: http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2500064.

Qato DM, Alexander GC, Conti RM, Johnson M, Schumm P, Lindau ST. Use of prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements among older adults in the United States. JAMA. 2008;300:2867-2878.

Hilmer SN, Gnjidic D. The effects of polypharmacy in older adults. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2009;85:86-88.

Gu Q, Dillon CF, Burt VL. Prescription drug use continues to increase: U.S. prescription drug data for 2007-2008. NCHS Data Brief. 2010;42:1-8.

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