The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 1, January 2019
Barbara Farrell, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo. Co-founder of the Canadian Deprescribing Network.
Dr. Farrell has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Deprescribing refers to lowering or stopping medications that might be causing harm or no longer providing benefit. It’s done in a planned, collaborative, and supervised way rather than simply the patient stopping the medications independently.