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Avoiding harm from over-prescribing: how to reduce waste and dependence on prescription drugs

This 1-day conference will use interactive case-based seminars to explore target prescribing and preventing polypharmacy as well as reviewing broad strategies for de-prescribing.

11 Nov 2019

Abstracts deadline:

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London, UK - View map

  • Overview

What you will learn

  • The scope of the problem surrounding over-prescribing inlcuding the costs to the NHS and the main types of drugs involved.
  • Why prescribe the drug in the first place? The problem with guidelines.
  • Tools in deprescribing: how to help clinicians in practice.
  • Tackling analgesic, sedative and psychoactive drug dependence.
  • Over-use of corticosteroids.
  • Tackling over-prescribing and inappropiate use of other drugs.
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