TACKLING THE BURDEN OF PILLS IN HIV INFECTED SUBJECTS WITH MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Rajiv Bandaru

Abstract


Polypharmacy, which is the practice of taking multiple medications--typically five or more—to manage a patient’s diseases and health conditions has become an increasingly alarming issue in modern medicine. Polypharmacy is arguably one of the most vexing prescribing issues they confront on a daily basis. Polypharmacy is driven by a combination of factors, including people living longer, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection and the increasing availability of drugs to treat many of these diseases (1-6).


Keywords


TACKLING, Polypharmacy, challenges

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