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Polypharmacy in Australia - From NPS MedicineWise - Anticipating the Risks of Polypharmacy, accessed May 21, 2016.
Polypharmacy: Guidance for Prescribing in the Frail Elderly - From National Health Service Highland.
Polypharmacy Guidance - This website from the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland includes a seven-step process for review of the patient with polypharmacy and other resources.
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Deprescribing.org - Founded by a Canadian pharmacist and physician, this website has an abundance of resources on deprescribing.
Medstopper.com - This website allows you to enter a list of patient medications and it will then prioritize them in order of when to stop. It also provides other useful advice related to stopping medications.
Polypharmacy Guidance (app for smartphones) - Developed by the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland to assist providers in completing comprehensive medication reviews on patients with polypharmacy.
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