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Updated Beers Criteria: Drugs, interactions to avoid in older adults

KEY POINT

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released the second revision of the Beers Criteria in early October, which contains new information on drug–drug interactions, medications to avoid or to be dose modified in those with impaired renal function, and several new classes of medications to avoid in older patients.

SOURCES

American Geriatrics Society 2015 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel. American Geriatrics Society 2015 Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63:2227–46.