Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Short Communication Volume 5 Issue 8

Demerit of Drug Therapy in Aged-People

Adam Abba Bukar*

Department of Medical Rehabilitation, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Adam Abba Bukar, Department of Medical Rehabilitation, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Received: June 16, 2022; Published: July 12, 2022

Drug therapy is by far the most common form of medical intervention for many acute and chronic conditions due to its effectiveness at preventing disease or slowing disease progression. Problems occur when multiple clinical guidelines are implemented which lead to the increased risk of adverse drug events and incidences where patient’s preferences are neglected.


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Citation: Adam Abba Bukar. “Demerit of Drug Therapy in Aged-People". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.8 (2022): 31-32.


Copyright: © 2022 Adam Abba Bukar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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