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    Clinical Pharmacists in Family Medicine

    Clinical pharmacists have added value to family medicine practices for decades. Postgraduate residency training and board certification are recommended for pharmacists in clinical and educational roles. Clinical pharmacists contribute to interprofessional health care teams by...

    New Drugs and Drug Classes in Family Medicine

    New drug approvals and safety information are constantly being released. Staying up-to-date can be a daunting task for family physicians. Several electronic resources provide valuable, concise information directly. It is important to be well informed about new drugs, and drug...

    Drug-Drug Interactions

    Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) occur when one drug adds to or diminishes the effect of another drug (ie, pharmacodynamic interaction) or affects the absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of another drug (ie, pharmacokinetic interaction). Such interactions cause 26...

    Polypharmacy and Deprescribing

    Polypharmacy, defined as concurrent use of five or more drugs, can occur in patients of all ages. Polypharmacy may be appropriate or inappropriate. Appropriate polypharmacy is defined as “use of the correct drugs under appropriate conditions [in order] to treat the right...



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