Tackling the ‘prescribing cascade’ in seniors

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Older Australians may not be aware that they are on a ‘prescribing cascade’, where they take one medicine and have an adverse reaction, so are put on another medicine, says Choosing Wisely.One common example is when a patient is prescribed a non-steroidal drug for pain, and is then prescribed a proton pump inhibitor to reduce

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