• Identifying Medications that Older Adults Should Avoid or Use with Caution

    Friday May 25, 2012

    For more than 20 years, the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults has been the leading source of information about the safety of prescribing drugs for older people. To help prevent medication side effects and other drug-related problems in older adults, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has updated and expanded this important resource. The expanded AGS Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults identifies medications with risks that may be greater than their benefits for people 65 and older.

    This summary is from the full report titled, AGS Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. It is in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). The report is authored by the American Geriatrics Society    

    Click Link Below for Summary: Beers Criteria - Updated 2012

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