Avoiding harm from overprescribing: what are the challenges and how do
we overcome them?
This themed issue follows a meeting held at the Royal College of
Physicians in London in November 2019 entitled “Avoiding harm from
overprescribing: how to reduce waste and dependence on prescription
drugs.” Here we summarize the existing challenges faced by healthcare
professionals and attempt to present solutions to the expanding problem
associated with a vast therapeutic arsenal and increasing medical