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Deprescribing in India: will we ever get down to it?
  1. Rajesh Kamath1⇑,
  2. Sagarika Kamath2
  1. 1 Department of Public Health, Manipal University, Manipal, India
  2. 2 School Of Management, Manipal University, Manipal, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Rajesh Kamath, Department of Public Health, Manipal University, Room no. 12, Second Floor, Old Tapmi Building, Manipal, Karnataka 576102, India; rajeshkamath82{at}

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Reading this eye-opening issue on deprescription left me with a feeling of ennui. Most Indian doctors would not be familiar with this concept, especially when it comes to active deprescribing. Health literacy being as low as it is, it would obviously not come as a surprise if a survey revealed that Indians are on medication longer than needed. The public healthcare system is plagued with monumental and chronic deficiencies in the management, maintenance …

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