Our mission is to fight the problem of polypharmacy through education, research and community outreach.
Polypharmacy is defined as the use of multiple medications by a patient, especially when more drugs are prescribed than are clinically justified or when all prescribed medications are clinically justified but there are too many individual medications for a patient to reasonably take - pill burden.
The most common effects of polypharmacy are increased adverse drug reactions and unwanted interactions between drugs. Polypharmacy is more prevalent in the elderly population, but is also seen in the general population. It is most often seen in people who have multiple medical conditions and see multiple plysicians for these conditions.
Meet our Geriatric Pharmacy Fellow:
David Vanlandingham, PharmD
2011 Graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
David will complete his fellowship July 31, 2013