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Journal Article

Drug-related-problem outcomes and program satisfaction from a comprehensive brown bag medication review.

O'Connell MB, Chang F, Tocco A, et al. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2015;63:1900-5.

Pharmacist medication review can uncover drug-related problems such as adverse reactions and lack of medication understanding or adherence. In this study, pharmacist drug review of older adults found frequent concerns about medications. According to a 3-month follow-up survey, the majority of patients had implemented the pharmacist's recommendations. This work argues for enhancing pharmacist medication counseling to older adults.