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Pharmaceutical assistance as a strategy for the rational use of medicine by the elderly


, : Pharmaceutical assistance as a strategy for the rational use of medicine by the elderly. Semina: Ciencias Biologicas e da Saude Londrina 25(1): 55-63

The increase of the elderly population in Brazil follows a trend that has already occurred in Developed Countries, issuing considerable challenges to the health services and professionals due to the great number of pathologies with various symptomatology. The prevalence of age-related chronic degenerative diseases that frequently depend on prolonged or continuing drug therapy make these individuals great medicine consumers and probably the most medicated age group in the society.

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