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Edward D. Harris, Jr., MD; September 2008
For fear of exacerbating underlying disease processes, certain comorbidities should preclude the use of steroids. Three case examples illustrate appropriate indications and contraindications for using glucocorticoids.
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DeRhodes KH. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 May 13; [Epub ahead of print].
The Beers criteria serve as a standard guidance to inform prescribing decisions in older patients to protect against adverse drug reactions. Written by a registered pharmacist, this commentary relates insights regarding how use of the Beers criteria could have prevented a misdiagnosis in her elderly mother. The author highlights the responsibilities of pharmacists and prescribers to use the list as appropriate to ensure patient safety.