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Use of Inappropriate Prescription Drugs by Older People

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  • Joseph T. Hanlon PharmD, MS,

    1. Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy,
    2. Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health,
    3. Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
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  • Kenneth E. Schmader MD,

    1. Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics,
    2. Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and
    3. Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; and
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  • Chad Boult MD, MPH,

    1. Department of Family Practice and Community Health, and
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  • Margaret B. Artz PhD,

    1. Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy,
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  • Cynthia R. Gross PhD,

    1. Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy,
    2. School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
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  • Gerda G. Fillenbaum PhD,

    1. Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and
    2. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; and
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  • Christine M. Ruby PharmD,

    1. Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics,
    2. Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and
    3. Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; and
    4. School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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  • Judith Garrard PhD

    1. Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy,
    2. Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health,
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  • The data upon which this article was based were obtained pursuant to Contract N01-AG-1–2102 from the National Institute on Aging in support of the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (Duke). The context of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Presented in part at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, May 2000.

Address correspondence to Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS, Institute for the Study of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, 7–115 Weaver-Densford Hall, University of Minnesota, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

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