Medication Management Issues in Old Age: A Call for Submissions to Current Clinical Pharmacology

Arduino A. Mangoni, Kimberley Ruxton, Elzbieta A. Jarmuzewska

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Abstract

Older adults, particularly those >80 years, are the largest medication consumer group worldwide. Despite this, they remain largely excluded from participating in pre- and postmarketing clinical trials [1-6]. This is concerning as several studies have reported a significant increase in medication use in the older population, particularly over the last 20 years. Statins, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, antiplatelet drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anticholinergic drugs, and proton pump inhibitors primarily account for the increased use [7-10]. Notably, safety issues with some of these drug classes have recently been raised although their extent might vary across different age groups [11-25].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Clinical Pharmacology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • medication
  • clinical trials
  • old age

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