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Social Lives of Poly-Pharmacy

Datum
17. Juni Juni 2021 

In this sem­i­nar, speak­ers will explore the social lives of poly-phar­ma­cy with a focus on the every­day pre­scrib­ing prac­tices that sus­tain it, the forms of chron­ic liv­ing that it engen­ders as well as its often harm­ful con­se­quences in the form of polyiatrogenesis.


Social Lives of Poly-Pharmacy

Online sem­i­nar, 17 June 2021, 14.00–16.35 (UK time), 15.00–17.35 (CET)

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Polyphar­ma­cy, or the use of mul­ti­ple med­i­cines, is one of the most press­ing chal­lenges fac­ing health­care sys­tems, pro­fes­sion­als and patients alike. The phe­nom­e­non is dri­ven by many fac­tors, includ­ing shift­ing demo­graph­ics, grow­ing mul­ti-mor­bid­i­ty, increas­ing socio-eco­nom­ic inequal­i­ty, a dis­ease-spe­cif­ic, mar­ket-dri­ven approach to health and the imper­a­tive of risk reduc­tion. Since phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals are among the most com­mon line of treat­ment for some of the most preva­lent chron­ic con­di­tions includ­ing depres­sion, type 2 dia­betes, hyper­ten­sion, anx­i­ety, rheuma­toid arthri­tis, reflux dis­ease and more, the use of mul­ti­ple med­i­cines by a grow­ing num­ber of indi­vid­u­als has become commonplace.

In this sem­i­nar, speak­ers will explore the social lives of poly-phar­ma­cy with a focus on the every­day pre­scrib­ing prac­tices that sus­tain it, the forms of chron­ic liv­ing that it engen­ders as well as its often harm­ful con­se­quences in the form of polyiatrogenesis.

This event is orga­nized by the VITAL