Policy Research Brief: Adults with IDD are Given More Medications than the Rest of the Population
The term polypharmacy refers to taking five or more medicines. Each state might define polypharmacy in different ways, including how many medicines a person must be taking to be considered overmedicated. There are currently no clear national standards for the administration of medications. This Policy Research Brief recommends a number of laws and policies to motivate states to help people with IDD who take too many pills.
- September 2023
- Volume 30, Number 4
- Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)
- Health and safety
- Health and wellness