Links to useful web sites:
Center for Medicines and Healthy Aging
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Health in Aging - American Geriatrics Society Foundation
Medication Use Safety Training for Seniors (MUST)
Medication Use Tools for Consumers
AARP Make the Most of Your Meds Toolkit
AARP Ask the Pharmacist Web Column
Useful books about medication use
Neel, Armon and Hogan, Bill. Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? July 2012. Atria Books. (Note: Armon Neel is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.)
Brownlee, Shannon. Overtreated: How Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. 2007. Bloomsbury USA.
Welch HG, Schwartz L, Woloshin S. Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health. 2011. Beacon Press.
Avorn, Jerry. Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs. August 2005. Vintage.
Abramson, John. Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. June 2005. Harper Perennial.
Useful books about aging and older adults
McCullough, Dennis. My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing "Slow Medicine," the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones. 2008. Harper.
Sloan, John. A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly. 2009. Greystone Books.
Gross, Jane. A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents—And Ourselves. 2011. Knopf.
Hadler, Norton. Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society. 2011. University of North Carolina Press.