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Attention grows to problem of over-medicated elderly patients

A story that originally appeared in Kaiser Health News in August – about the rising number of elderly patients on multiple medications  – appeared May 29 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Palm Beach PostAustin American-Statesman and several other newspapers. Dr. David Reuben, chief of geriatrics, Dominick Bailey, geriatric clinical pharmacist and Dr. Maristela Garcia, medical director of inpatient geriatrics at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, were quoted in the article. It previously appeared in Washington Post, and was syndicated on PBS Newshour.org, Health Leaders Media, California Healthline and dozens of other outlets.