Confused by medication? Looking to minimize drug intake?

Have a look at this short list of resources. Let us know how they helped!

Minimally Disruptive Medicine. A well-designed site featuring arguments for individualizing drug treatment. http://minimallydisruptivemedicine.org/

Healthy Skepticism. This Australian site, operated by Dr. Peter Mansfield, takes a strongly information-based approach to questioning the common wisdom with drug therapy. Probably primarily for professionals. http://www.healthyskepticism.org/global

Beers List. This is a drug list of medications which are known to be potentially problematic and elderly people. We feel no drug is intrinsically right or wrong for anybody. It depends on the problem, the person, the dose, and many other things. http://www.dcri.duke.edu/ccge/curtis/beers.html

Therapeutics Education Collaboration Podcasts. A series of somewhat irreverent broadcasts by highly qualified drug therapy critical reviewers. http://therapeuticseducation.org/

Team for Individualizing Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care for Seniors.  An academic group at McMaster University in Ontario working to promote rational drug therapy in the elderly. http://www.tippsnetwork.ca/

About John Sloan

John Sloan is a senior academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and has spent most of his 30 years' practice caring for the frail elderly in Vancouver. He is the author of "A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly", published in 2009 by Greystone Books. His innovative primary care practice for the frail elderly has been adopted by Vancouver Coastal Health and is expanding. Dr. Sloan lectures throughout North America on care of the elderly.
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