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Polypharmacy, Deprescribing and Older Driver Safety

Listen is as Dr. Andrew Whitman, Clinical Pharmacist in Oncology/Palliative Care at the University of Virginia Health System appears on the “Beyond Driving with Dignity” show and explains the dilemma posed by polypharmacy and the effects it may have on older drivers.

Dr. Whitman also introduces us to the practice of “deprescribing” as a viable solution to the issues posed by the disease of polypharmacy.

Dr. Andrew Whitman, Pharm.D.  Dr. Whitman is a clinical pharmacist in oncology and palliative care at the University of Virginia Health System.  He completed a combined Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Certificate of Aging Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in 2014. He completed his postgraduate training at UVA Health System in oncology pharmacy followed by a year as a palliative care specialist at the University of Maryland Baltimore-Washington Medical Center.  Dr. Whitman’s main research interests include de-prescribing in older cancer patients and innovative approaches to supportive care.

Click here to hear the interview with Dr. Whitman.



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