With great interest we read the article published by Garfinkel and Mangin1 on the systematic approach for discontinuation of medicines in older adults. The authors safely discontinued 311 medications across drug classes in 64 participants using the Good Palliative–Geriatric Practice (GP-GP) algorithm. The results will provide a very important evidence base for the practice of geriatric pharmacology.
Gnjidic D, Le Couteur DG, Abernethy DR, Hilmer SN. Reducing Drugs in Older Adults Is More. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(9):868-869. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.207