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“As the population ages, older Canadians are living with multiple chronic conditions. In 2021, one in four seniors were prescribed 10 or more unique drug classes.”
“It is an art of no little importance to administer medicines properly; but it is an art of much greater and more difficult acquisition to know when to suspend or altogether omit them.”
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Hello, deprescribers! It has been some time since our last interview. Today we have a new one where we discuss a project called “Talking About Medications”. This is a workshop delivered by pharmacists that seeks to empower patients and their caregivers to participate...
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