[Drugs and polypharmacy].

  title={[Drugs and polypharmacy].},
  author={S Alus{\'i}k},
  journal={Vnitrni lekarstvi},
  volume={45 5},
The author deals with the causes of increasing polypharmacy in the Czech Republic. He discusses all problems concerned with treatment and analyzes attitudes of drug manufacturers, physicians, patients, the state and its health policy. He mentions also possible ways how to reduce polypharmacy. Attention is drawn to the role of the pharmacist in conjunction with extension of the spectrtum of drugs which can be purchased without restriction.