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Updated AGS Beers Criteria

AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.

The AGS Beers Criteria® includes lists of certain medications worth discussing with health professionals because they may not be the safest or most appropriate options for older adults. These lists are a critical tool for clinical care since older adults are prescribed medication more frequently than any other age group in the U.S.

For 2019, a panel of 13 experts convened by the AGS reviewed more than 1,400 clinical trials and research studies from a pool of more than 17,000 articles published between 2017 and the last AGS Beers Criteria® update in 2015). Across its five lists, the 2019 AGS Beers Criteria® includes:

  • 30 individual medications or medication classes to avoid for most older people.
  • 40 medications/medication classes to use with caution or avoid when living with certain diseases/conditions.
  • Several changes to medications previously identified as potentially inappropriate. Twenty-five medications or medication classes were dropped outright from the last update to the AGS Beers Criteria®, while several others were moved to new categories or had guidance revised.

View the press release that provides additional information, as well as links to the AGS Beers Criteria® publications in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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