This activity is part of the Frankly Speaking with Dr. Frank Domino podcast series.
Frankly Speaking CME 178


An Epidemic That Nobody is Talking About- Frankly Speaking EP 178Guest: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Polypharmacy results in medication overload for many patients with chronic diseases; it is especially prevalent in the elderly. A recent report from the Lown Institute refers to this as ‘An Epidemic of Too Much Medication.’ We will review the data behind this claim and discuss how clinicians can work to minimize such problems.


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Release Date: 6/22/2020

Expiration Date: 6/22/2022

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the extent of medication overload in the US
  • Explain why this has occurred
  • Discuss medication overuse and cessation with their patients



Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Professor and Chairman, Dept of Family Medicine
UMass Medical School/Baystate 

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An Epidemic That Nobody is Talking About- Frankly Speaking EP 178