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Comment & Response
April 2, 2019

Pharmacist-Led Education to Discontinue Inappropriate Prescribing

Author Affiliations
  • 1Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware
JAMA. 2019;321(13):1313-1314. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.0302

To the Editor In the D-PRESCRIBE cluster randomized clinical trial conducted in Canada, Dr Martin and colleagues showed that pharmacist-led education directed at older patients who were prescribed Beers Criteria medications led to discontinuation of inappropriate prescriptions.1 The study demonstrated validity because there were few differences between treatment and control groups, randomization was concealed, participants were blinded, and few participants were lost to follow-up. However, there are 2 aspects of the trial that raise concerns.