word of the day: polypharmacy

My dad took a lot of pills every day. I don’t take any prescribed medicine at all, but I imagine that as I move from middle age into old age I will be gradually prescribed more and more. This phenomenon is known as “escalating polypharmacy” and this Telegraph article asks whether it does more harm than good.

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