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Evaluation and adherence

Both over-the-counter and prescription medications are essential for treating all manner of medical conditions and symptoms. However, less can sometimes be more with medication.

Through the Medication Use focus, we look at drugs that have had a bad effect on older adults, then study ways to safely transition seniors off of medication causing health problems. There are also factors that make it difficult for older adults to take the medications they need. We look at ways to help make it easier for older adults to take the medications they need, when they need them, and better understanding, reversing, and preventing bad side effects of drugs.