1Drugs and DiseasePHAR-301Barbara HalesMcGill University[email protected]Text book:Brody’s Human Pharmacology: Molecular to ClinicalWecker; 5th edition, 2010Drug Usage in Different Age GroupsPharmacokinetics?Pharmacodynamics?
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2Introduction•Prenatal and Pediatric Pharmacology•Geriatric Pharmacology/ Drugs Interactions•In 2000, there were 600 million people aged 60 and over; there will be 1.2 billion by 2025 and 2 billion by 2050. •Today, about two thirds of all older people are living in Facts about Agingthe developing world; by 2025, it will be 75%. •In the developed world, the very old (age 80+) is the fastest growing population group. •Women outlive men in virtually all societies; consequently in very old age, the ratio of women/men is 2:1. The Aging Population in Canada