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Polypharmacy [electronic resource]: The Dangers of Mixing Too Many Medications

ABC International
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Nowadays there's a pill for just about everything. And it seems the older you are, the more you take. Up to 40% of elderly people take five or more medications every day. In this video clip Dr. Maryanne Demasi investigates the phenomenon known as "polypharmacy", where patients are on multiple medications, some of which are doing more harm than good.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
10 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 03, 2012.
Variant Title
Dangers of Mixing Too Many Medications
Contents
  • Phenomenon of Polypharmacy (2:23)
  • A Cocktail of Drugs (2:58)
  • Long Term Effects Unknown (2:24)
  • Focusing on Pharmacies (1:21)
  • Back on Track (1:10)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2010.
Publisher no.
47793 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (10 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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