The Deprescribing Partnership of WNY

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Provider-Driven Deprescribing


Year Title Contact Award Period Funding Source
2019 Impact of an integrated pharmacist and primary care collaborative transitions of care program on clinical and economic outcomes among high risk patients David Jacobs, PharmD, PhD July 2019 - July 2021 ASHP Foundation
2018 The Deprescribing Network of Western New York for Successful Aging Ranjit Singh, MD April 2019 - March 2020 University at Buffalo Seeds for Innovation in Successful Aging
2018 Collaborative Drug Safety Management with Frail Elders & Caregivers for Successful Aging Ranjit Singh, MD February 2018 - January 2019 University at Buffalo, Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT)
2017 Collaborative Drug Safety Management Capable of Deprescribing Across the Healthcare System Robert Wahler, PharmD April 2017 - March 2018 University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Seed Support Program


Stoll, J, Wahler, RG, Richbart, M, Ranahan, M, Brennan-Taylor, M, Brady, L, Cal, J, & Singh, R. Development of Video Animations to Encourage Patient-Driven Deprescribing: A Team Alice Study. Accepted for presentation at the 2020 NAPCRG Annual Meeting held November 20-23. Download
Shaver AL, Clark CM, Hejna M, Feuerstein S, Wahler RG Jr, Jacobs DM. Trends in Fall-Related Mortality and Fall Risk Increasing Drugs Among Older Individuals in the United States,1999-2017. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021 Feb 3. doi: 10.1002/pds.5201.  
Clark CM, Shaver AL, Aurelio LA, Feuerstein SG, Wahler RG, Daly CJ, Jacobs DM. Potentially Inappropriate Medication Prescribing and Associations with Healthcare Utilization and Costs in the United States. JAGS-0215-CI-Feb-20 Accepted 6-26-20   
Baumgartner AD, Kunkes T, Clark CM, Brady LA, Monte SV, Singh R, Wahler RG Jr, Chen HW. Understanding the medication management system in primary care through an abstraction hierarchy: Opportunities and recommendations for improving medication safety. JMIR Human Factors. 2020;(forthcoming/in press). DOI: 10.2196/18103 Accepted 6-9-20.  
Clark CM, Monte SV, Hejna M, Wahler RG. Student pharmacist perceptions of the utility of a medication therapy management-based medication related falls risk assessment tool. The Senior Care Pharmacist. Accepted 5-4-20.  
Kunkes T, Baumgartner A, Chen H, Singh R, Wahler RG, Clark CM, Brady L. Abstraction Hierarchy for Understanding the Primary Care Office to De-prescribe Medication in Older Adults. Accepted for presentation at 2020 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care March 8 – 11, 2020 Westin Harbour Castle Hotel Toronto, Ontario.  
Baumgartner AD, Clark CM, LaValley S, Wahler RG, Monte SV, Singh R. Interventions to deprescribe potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly: Lost in translation? J Clin Pharm Ther. 2020;45(3):453-461. Download
Brady L, Wahler RG, Brennan-Taylor M, LaValley S, Ranahan M, Clark CM, Monte SV, Singh R. An innovative partnership to address deprescribing in the older adults: a multi-stakeholder, cross system approach. Accepted for presentation at the 2019 NAPCRG Annual Meeting being held November 16-20 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Download
Kunkes, T, Baumgartner, A, Chen, HYW, Singh, R, Wahler, R, Clark, C, Brady, L. Cognitive Work Analysis for Understanding the Primary Care Office to Deprescribe Medication in Older Adults: A Team Alice Study.  Inter-University Workshop 20, Waterloo, ON, Canada. November 16, 2019.  

Aurelio L, Clark CM, Feuerstein S, Shaver A, Wahler RG, Daly C, Jacobs DM. Prevalence and Predictors of Potentially Inappropriate Medication Prescribing among Older Adults in the United States: A Population-based Study. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020;3(1):271. doi: 10.1002/jac5.1204.

Daly C, Clark CM, Oddi A, Wahler RG, Leonard C, Jacobs DM. Comprehensive Medication Management for High Risk Patients in the Primary Care Setting: A Deprescribing Approach. Accepted for presentation at the 2019 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting being held October 26-29, 2019 in New York, New York. Download

Clark CM, Aurelio L, Feuerstein S, Shaver A, Wahler RG, Daly C, Jacobs DM. Potentially inappropriate medication prescribing is associated with increased healthcare utilization and costs among older adults in the United States. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020;3(1):269-70. doi: 10.1002/jac5.1204.
Best Poster Award Finalist, 40th American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting.

LaValley S, Singh R, Wahler RG, Monte SV, Baumgartner A, Brady L, Jacobs D, Taylor JS, Verni C. Provider-identified barriers and facilitators to successful clinical pharmacist integration into primary care for deprescribing plans in older adults. North American Primary Care Research Group 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. November 9-13, 2018. Download
Baumgartner, A, Verni C, LaValley S, Monte SV, Wahler RG, Singh R. A Review of Interventions to Reduce Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Lost in Translation? North American Primary Care Research Group 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. November 9-13, 2018. Download
Wahler RG, Monte SV, Verni C, LaValley S, Clark CM, Baumgartner A, Gawronski C, Taylor JS, Singh R. Collaborative Drug Safety Management Capable of Deprescribing Across the Healthcare System. North American Primary Care Research Group 2017 Annual Meeting, Montréal, QC, CA. November 17-21, 2017. Download
Clark CM, Singh R, LaValley S, Mustafa E, Monte SV, Wahler RG. A Pharmacist-led Pilot Program to Facilitate Deprescribing in a Primary Care Clinic. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2020;60(1):105-111. Download

Patient-Driven Deprescribing


Year Project Title Contact Award Period Funding Source
2019 Community-Based Participatory Research for Reducing Medication Harm among Retirees Ranjit Singh, MD; Robert Wahler, PharmD July 2019 - July 2021 The Retirement Research Foundation


Ranahan M, Brennan-Taylor M, Richbart M, Clark CM, Gadzo R, Singh R, Wahler RG. Elder Voices Network: Partnering with Older People and their Caregivers to Avoid Medical Harm. Innovation in Aging. 2019; 3(Supp_1):690. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igz038 Download
LaValley, S., Wahler, R., Singh, R., Monte, S., & Brady, L. Caregivers’ Roles in Medication Management for Older Family Members. Innovation in Aging, 2018;2(suppl_1),290. doi:10.1093/geroni/igy023.1069. Download
LaValley S, Clark CM, Jacobs DM. Age Predicts the Use of the Internet and Digital Technologies for Health Information Seeking Among Family Caregivers. Annual Research Meeting for AcademyHealth, Washington D.C. June 2-4, 2019.  

Community Involvement

  • Would you like to reduce the number of medicines you are taking?
  • If your doctor said it was safe, would you be willing to stop one or more of regular medicines you are taking?
  • Are you caring for an older loved one that is concerned about this?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please click the link below for more information on the Elder Voices Network.