Clinical Pharmacotherapy

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The more medication, the greater the risk of side effects, drugs interacting, hospitalizations and death. Nevertheless, more than 750,000 Danish citizens are polypharmacy patients - and many of these do not need the medicine they are taking.

Our research focuses on reducing polypharmacy and promoting the appropriate use of medication for the benefit of the individual citizen, the healthcare system and the society. Appropriate use of medication means that you are only treated with the medication you need and - as far as possible - that you are treated with the specific drugs that have the best pharmacological effect, the fewest side effects and the lowest price.

The effort of reducing polypharmacy and promoting the appropriate use of medicines requires a cultural change, which involves many different actors, e.g. patients, physicians, pharmacists, municipalities, health politicians and decision-makers in the Danish health system. Therefore, it requires a strong, joint effort across professional groups - and with the involvement of patients - to combat polypharmacy in the best possible way.








 In the media:

BT:Over halvdelen af alle ældre på plejehjem får medicin mod angst og søvnløshed

TV2 Nyheder: Svært at nå mål om at nedbringe medicinforbrug hos demenspatienter, siger eksperter

Altinget Sundhed: Farlig polyfarmaci skal løses med virkelighedsnære studier

Sygeplejersken Årgang 2021 nr. 4. Tema: Polyfarmaci Ældre på plejehjem får så meget medicin, at de kalder det ’morgenmad’

 ILF Nyheder: Farma opruster den patientnære farmaci/

Dagens Medicin; 8. november 2019 - Udkørende team luger ud i ældres medicin (pdf)


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Cluster Leader &
Communications Representative

Charlotte Vermehren
Associate professor

Core members

Name Title Image
Anna Birna Almarsdóttir Professor Billede af Anna Birna Almarsdóttir
Anne Byriel Walls Associate Professor Billede af Anne Byriel Walls
Charlotte Vermehren Guest Researcher Billede af Charlotte Vermehren
Christine Erikstrup Hallgreen Associate Professor Billede af Christine Erikstrup Hallgreen
Lotte Stig Nørgaard Professor Billede af Lotte Stig Nørgaard
Maurizio Sessa Associate Professor Billede af Maurizio Sessa
Morten Andersen Professor Billede af Morten Andersen
Morten Baltzer Houlind Postdoc Billede af Morten Baltzer Houlind
Natalja Genina Associate Professor Billede af Natalja Genina
Ramune Jacobsen Associate Professor Billede af Ramune Jacobsen
Trine Meldgaard Lund Associate Professor Billede af Trine Meldgaard Lund

Associated members

Anette Müllertz