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Opioid Medications Raise the Risk of Falls

— Opioid Epidemic in Older Adults You’ve no doubt read of the terrible opioid epidemic that is ruining—and taking—so many lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 40 people die each day from an overdose of opioid medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and codeine. Experts say the average life expectancy in the... Read More

Opioids Aren’t the Only Dangerous Pain Medications

— With so much coverage of today’s opioid epidemic, there is new emphasis on alternative pain treatment. For many people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal pain, this includes the use of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). This class of drugs includes aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) and Celebrex. But while NSAIDs are overall safer than... Read More

It’s Spring Cleaning Time! Is Medication Management Included?

— Yes, it’s time for annual spring cleaning, and what better place to start than your medicine cabinet? April is a great time to update your medication list, review your medication management program, and rid your home of expired medications and no-longer used prescriptions. Most people don’t see the harm in taking a medication that is... Read More
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