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Medication Use in Older Adults: Keeping it real, safe, and effective


Peggy Odegard, PharmD, CDE

Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Consider the influence of aging on the safety and efficacy of medication therapies and the impact of medications on aging
  • Optimize the medication treatment plan for case patients by addressing opportunities for deprescribing and safety concerns
  • Identify safe and effective goals for treatment, and preferred therapeutic options, for common medical conditions experienced by older adults

[From the Spring 2019 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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