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
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
Inappropriate Prescribing and Non-Adherence
MTM and the Role of Pharmacists
Policy Implications and Recommendations
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