Medication Risk in the Older Adult:  A Hidden and Costly Epidemic

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Agenda. Medication Use in Older AdultsMedication Related Problems (MRPS)Costs of MRPsPreventabilityInappropriate Prescribing and Non-AdherenceMTM and the Role of PharmacistsPolicy Implications and RecommendationsCase Studies. Medication Use in the Elderly. Seniors make-up approx. 12 % of U.S

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1. Medication Risk in the Older Adult: A Hidden and Costly Epidemic Penny Shelton, Pharm.D., CGP, FASCP Director of Experiential Programs Associate Professor, Dept of Pharmacy Practice Campbell University Claudia Schlosberg, J.D. Director of Policy and Advocacy American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

2. Agenda Medication Use in Older Adults Medication Related Problems (MRPS) Costs of MRPs Preventability Inappropriate Prescribing and Non-Adherence MTM and the Role of Pharmacists Policy Implications and Recommendations Case Studies

3. Medication Use in the Elderly Seniors make-up approx. 12 % of U.S. population but account for 37.2% of total Rx spend Medicare Part D increased prescription utilization by almost 5% in 2006*** 40% OTC medications

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