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What is the medication iatrogenic risk in elderly outpatients for chronic pain?

Jambon J, Choukroun C, Roux-Marson C, et al. What is the medication iatrogenic risk in elderly outpatients for chronic pain? Clin Neuropharmacol. 2022;45(3):65-71. doi: 10.1097/wnf.0000000000000505.

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June 1, 2022
Jambon J, Choukroun C, Roux-Marson C, et al. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2022;45(3):65-71.

Polypharmacy in older adults is an ongoing safety concern due to the risk of being prescribed a potentially inappropriate medication or co-prescription of medications with dangerous interactions. In this study of adults aged 65 and older with chronic pain, 54% were taking at least one potentially inappropriate medication and 43% were at moderate or high risk of adverse drug events. Measures such as involvement of a pharmacist in medication review could reduce risk of adverse drug events in older adult outpatients.