The Polypharmacy Challenge Blog
We are currently advertising two PhD Studentships which link to and extend our current work on polypharmacy (co-prescription of five or more medicines) and multimorbidity (presence of two or more ongoing medical conditions). One takes a socio-historical approach to investigating the phenomenon, the other focuses on polypharmacy in working age adults.Read more...
I have just returned from the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), which was held at Warwick University last week. The central concerns of the APOLLO-MM project - multimorbidity and polypharmacy – featured prominently in this year’s meeting. This may seem unsurprising given that care of patients with multimorbidity is very much the ‘norm’ for the generalist medical practitioner. But it was encouraging to see an increasing emphasis on how to account for the complexity of multimorbidity in research contexts, and there is certainly a growing army of researchers trying to tackle ‘inappropriate’ polypharmacy.