Presentation by Mark Prifogle, CEO, GrandView Pharmacy

As we grow older, we are more likely to develop long-term health conditions that require taking multiple medications. Many also take over-the-counter (OTC) medications, vitamins, or supplements. As a result, older adults have a higher risk of overmedication and unwanted drug reactions (adverse drug reactions).

GrandView CEO, Mark Prifogle, gave a presentation at the 2018 OHCA Therapy Conference about how the therapy plays an important role to help identify, communicate and reduce these adverse drug reactions, medication errors and significant side effects. Please see the resources below and click here to learn more about how our consultant pharmacists can help.

Presentation:
The Role of Therapy:  How PT/OT/SLP Can Identify, Communicate and Reduce Adverse Drug Reactions, Significant Medication Errors and Side Effects

Handouts:
1.  Avoiding Overmedication and Harmful Drug Reactions
2.  Ten Medications Older Adults should Avoid or Use with Caution

Resources and Latest Research:
Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults 2015

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