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January CSA Monthly Webinar- Chasing a Miracle Pill: Are Seniors Being Over-Prescribed?
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As people are living longer and the prevalence of chronic diseases is increasing, it is becoming increasingly difficult for practitioners to address the overall needs of patients while ensuring appropriate medication use. This presentation will teach about the impact of polypharmacy and over-prescribing on patient safety, help to understand how medication non-adherence leads to poor health outcomes, and teach strategies to encourage the safe and appropriate use of medications among seniors.

When: 1/19/2017
2 PM Eastern, 1 PM Central, 12 PM Mountain, 11 AM Pacific
Where: United States
Presenter: Dr. Zeshan Mahmood and Dr. Donney John
Contact: Travis M. Reynolds

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Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the impact of polypharmacy and over prescribing on patient safety.

2. Discuss how medication non-adherence leads to poor senior health outcomes.

3. Evaluate potential strategies to encourage the safe and appropriate use of medications among seniors.


Dr. Zeshan Mahmood, PharmD, is the Clinical Director of Healthcare Strategy at Pharmacist Partners, a national healthcare service and clinical knowledge organization of pharmacists. He is a practicing pharmacist for Walgreens licensed in Washington DC and Virginia. Zeshan also currently works with NovaScripts Central, a non-profit pharmacy that provides free medications to uninsured patients, patient education and outreach initiatives.

Dr. Donney John has considerable expertise in the areas of precision medicine, patient engagement, population health management, transition in care and mobile health technology solutions. He serves as a medical advisor for a variety of companies focused on health/wellness, patient engagement and medication adherence. Dr. John is also the CEO & founder of Ubran Medical Solutions, LLC a consulting company focused on improving health outcomes through clinical workflow and technology integration.

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