Older people with terminal cancer ‘overprescribed’ preventative drugs

Using data from more than 150,000 patients, researchers conclude that there is room for deprescribing of preventative medicines in older people with cancer. Older patients with cancer receiving end-of-life care may be overprescribed preventative medicines, study results have shown[1]. The researchers also found that patients’ quality of life could be improved by deprescribing. 

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