Houston Medication Safety Symposium
High-Risk Medications and Prescription Abuse
Friday, April 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center
7440 Cambridge St, Houston, TX 77054
Sponsored by the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lectureship and the UTHealth Consortium on Aging
Hosted by UTHealth McGovern Medical School's Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy
Medications play an important role in the comprehensive treatment of chronic illnesses. Research suggests that inappropriate medication use is highly prevalent, and the main cause of increased medication-related morbidity, mortality and health care utilization. Medication-related problems range from prescribing of high risk medications in the elderly to abuse of prescribed medications by patients. The symposium will discuss the recent most advances in the areas of high risk medications and prescription abuse with respect to practice, research, and policy.