Polypharmacy and Deprescribing With Dr. Carole Goodine


Dr. Carole Goodine is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton New-Brunswick and a research fellow in conjunction with AgeWell and the New-Brunswick Health Research Foundation.

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Key Takeaways

[:39] Jenna introduces today’s guest, Dr. Carole Goodine, Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital.

[1:20] What polypharmacy is and what its role is as well as why Dr. Goodine’s deprescribing project aims at reducing this tendency.

[3:00] Dr. Goodine shares her inspiration for launching this project as well as her drive in terms of research.

[4:49] Dr. Goodine details some of the impacts of polypharmacy such as fall risks, cognitive impairment, urinary incontinence, excessive weight loss, etc.

[6:52] Although decreasing polypharmacy is important, it bears reminding that in some cases the medication is necessary and no reduction should be expected.

[8:20] Lack of care coordination can be a big driver of polypharmacy as well as detrimental information.

[9:40] Dr. Goodine digs into the details of her project in conjunction with Medsafer at McGill (Thank you McGill!), how it works, and what it does and what unique opportunity she is tackling.

[13:39] The aim of the project is obviously to improve the patient’s care, wellbeing, and overall health. Jenna and Dr. Goodine talk about the great opportunities for the future of this project.

[17:06] We thank Dr. Goodine for coming on the podcast. Until next time, subscribe, rate, and share!

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