More than 40 percent of U.S. adults aged 65 and older take five or more prescription drugs. That’s according to a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which found that so-called “polypharmacy” is on the rise. But some experts are concerned about the medical risks of overprescription, which can happen when patients rely on automated refill services or see multiple specialists. We’ll talk to UCSF’s Michael Steinman…

San Francisco Chronicle

Here’s a familiar sight in many doctors’ offices after the holidays: Someone shows up with an older family member and dumps the contents of a paper bag filled with medications onto the exam table — drugs they’ve found in their parent’s or grandparent’s medicine cabinet during a Christmas visit…

Press Inquiries:  Please contact us »

Contact Us