Tackling Medication Overload

Tue, Sep 24, 2019, 6:30 PM (EDT)

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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


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  • Ilene Harris

    Ilene Harris

    IMPAQ International

    Vice President and Chief Research Officer

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  • When

    Tuesday, Sep 24
    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


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


  • Erika Rief

    Erika Rief

    Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

    Program Design Specialist

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