Tackling Medication Overload

Baltimore
Sept. 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

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Baltimore

Polypharmacy, the prescribing of multiple prescriptions to individual patients, is a growing problem in the United States, with devastating consequences, particularly for older adults. The Lown Institute reports that four in ten older adults take at least 5 medications per day while 20% take 10 or more. Adverse drug reactions have led to 35 million medical visits and 2 million hospital visits for U.S. older adults in the last decade. This “Medication Overload,” which has tripled over the past two decades, can be attributed to our prescribing culture, knowledge gaps, and fragmentation of care.

Join Aging2.0 Baltimore as we learn more about the statistics, impacts, and policy implications of “Medication Overload” with our speakers, Nicole Brandt (University of Maryland), Michelle Fritsch (Retirement Wellness Strategies), and Ilene Harris (IMPAQ International). During our networking reception, we will also meet several start-ups in the medication technology space.

Keynote Speakers

Nicole Brandt

Nicole Brandt

Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Professor and Executive Director
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Michelle Fritsch

Michelle Fritsch

Retirement Wellness Strategies

Founder
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Ilene Harris

Ilene Harris

IMPAQ International

Vice President and Chief Research Officer
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When

Sept. 24, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where

Keswick Wise and Well Center
700 W 40th St Baltimore, MD21211

Host

Erika Rief

Erika Rief

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Program Design Specialist

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