What is “Polypharmacy”

It’s no secret that Americans use a lot of medications. Chances are that your parent’s nightstand, TV table, bathroom cabinet, and kitchen are all occupied by bottles of pills. You’re probably thinking, “All these pills can’t be good…” and you would be correct, it isn’t good. Too many medications, which physicians call “Polypharmacy” (poly=many, pharmacy=medications)  creates a whole bunch of potential medical problems that add too, rather than cure, patient’s medical issues. First, the more […]

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