Deprescribing call for lung cancer patients taking unnecessary medicines
By Tessa Hoffman
11 Sep 2018
De-prescribing will help relieve the pill burden for lung cancer patients who are often taking unnecessary preventive medications such as statins and antihypertensives in the advanced stages of their disease, a study shows. A retrospective review of medical records for patients who died of lung cancer found that up to 80% were taking preventive medications ...