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The practicalities and pitfalls of polypharmacy

Zurakowski, Tamara RN, GNP-BC, PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000348320.38365.59

Studies show that older adults are poorly served by pharmacotherapeutics. A working knowledge of the pharmacokinetics of aging and basic pharmodynamics of medications is needed to provide appropriate care.

Dr. Tamara Zurakowski is a practice assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pa.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.