Episode 140: Polypharmacy – a pollyanna approach to a polymorphic problem
In episode 140, Mike and James do a lot of drugs in an attempt to bring a reality to the whole concept of polyharmacy. After recovering, we try to present a lucid and comprehensive approach to the issues of polypharmacy and come to the realisation that drugs can be good, bad and ugly all in the same person and you have to individualise to rationalise.
1) Polypharmacy/polyproblem numbers
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