CDC; For Elders Liquid ducosate (Colace) is a Risk

CDC; For Elders Liquid ducosate (Colace) is a Risk

“The CDC local health departments and numerous healthcare facilities are investigating a multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections. These infections have occurred primarily in ventilated patients without cystic fibrosis and who are being treated in...
The Wild, Wild West of Medication

The Wild, Wild West of Medication

Dementia and medications really are a wild, wild west for so many patients. The issue is that far too many patients are peppered with medications like birdshot, often prescribed by multiple different doctors. A hurried doctor who only sees his or her patients...
Are New Meds Necessarily Better Meds?

Are New Meds Necessarily Better Meds?

Doctors are people too. And like all people, doctors find themselves attracted to the newest and shiniest things. This goes for medicines, too. We doctors like to use the latest drugs. However, in my geriatric house calls practice, I’ve found that the newest meds...