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Welcome to the first and best (well, the only) deprescribing blog on the internet, hosted by pharmacists and postdoctoral researchers, Carina Lundby and Wade Thompson. We hope to be your new best deprescribing friends and supply you with deprescribing content and analysis on a monthly basis. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or comments, or would like to contribute (carina.lundby.olesen@rsyd.dk, wthompson@health.sdu.dk).

Guest Blog Post #14: Deprescribing in community pharmacy

Hello, deprescribing world! Today we have another blog post for you. This one is from pharmacist Amy Randhawa from Ontario, Canada. Over the past 10 years, Amy has been working as a community pharmacist. From October 2020 to January 2021, Amy worked with Dr. Barbara...

Guest Blog Post #13: Can we STOPPFalls?

Today we have Dr. Nathalie van der Velde, Professor in Geriatrics at Amsterdam University Medical Centers (the Netherlands), telling about the development of STOPPFalls, part of the STOPP/START series, and the implications of this new tool. Take it away, Nathalie!...

Interview #6: Hospital admission as an opportunity for deprescribing?

Recently the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy (CJHP) published an article where the question “Should hospital admission be used as an opportunity for deprescribing in older adults?” was fiercely debated. Today we interview two hospital pharmacists, Pam Howell...

Interview #5: Deprescribing in telemedicine

Hello, deprescribers! Today we are excited to have another interview post with clinical pharmacist Pam Howell (Ontario, Canada), telling us about her (deprescribing) experiences working as part of the telemedicine initiative GeriMedRisk.     Q: You are part...

Interview #4: Development of a Dutch deprescribing guideline

Hello, deprescribers! Today we have another interview blog post with Dr. Petra Denig, Professor at the University of Groningen, telling us about the development of deprescribing recommendations for the Dutch multidisciplinary guideline on polypharmacy in older people....

Nursing Home Residents as a Priority Population for Deprescribing

Welcome to our 10th guest blog post. Today Dr. Joshua Niznik of the University of North Carolina will tell us about his work on overtreatment and deprescribing in nursing home residents in the US. Take it away! Nursing Home Residents are a Priority Population for...

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