overmedication


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overmedication

Side effects, drug interactions, or other potential problems that result from the excessive use or excessive prescription of medications. Overmedication is a common problem in the elderly, who may have multiple diseases and conditions and multiple health care providers.
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The evidence showed a dramatic escalation in overmedication when the defendant formally rejoined the household.
A renewed emphasis on the facts of the individual case is, of course, not the only solution to the problem of overmedication in the years following Sell.
That means they offer poor quality of life, poor nutrition, poor clothing, overmedication is the norm, and there is physical and psychological violence.
The documentary "Off Label" explores overmedication.
Regulation, in particular, may have lead to medicating at the expense of patient safety, causing, in some instances, overmedication with narcotics.
Pseudohypertension should be suspected in older patients with refractory hypertension, a lack of end-organ damage or symptoms of overmedication.
Many doctors are involved in overmedication, prescription of costly and substandard medicines and undesirable tests to get commission, he said.
Regardless of age of onset, people with CBDs often share similar problems, from osteoporosis and gastrointestinal disturbances to recurring pneumonia and the side effects of overmedication.
Apparently, physicians are protected against retaliation for declining to perform what is recognized as euthanasia, but not for refusing to ensure death by abortion, overmedication, or withdrawal of fluid, nutrition, or medical care.
And Murray goes on to quote Joe's lawsuit which claims "AEG Live, LLC read Michael Jackson the proverbial 'riot act' to get him to stop subjecting himself to overmedication by Dr.
A final recommendation is that caution is needed in the development of such education and programming, so as to avoid language that initiates the overmedication or prolonged treatment (i.
This plan reduced the likelihood of overmedication and also reduced the work of the respiratory department.