Nov 30, 2020 | polypharmacy

Polypharmacy: Yea or Nay?

Rarely is one medication or pharmacologic class of drugs the answer to a medical conundrum, including pain management. While opioids are indisputably valuable in treating acute pain and some forms of chronic pain, they are just one therapeutic option. Two pharmacists, and PW faculty members Drs. Mary Lynn McPherson and Alexandra McPherson, converse about the PROs and CONs of polypharmacy. What do they think? What do PCPs know? What should be considered for the patient?