• Situations where a single patient takes a multitude of medicines — called polypharmacy — are rampant in almost in all Kenyan health facilities
• WHO recommends that whenever a patient exceeds five daily drugs, that prescription must be evaluated by a qualified pharmacist
How Mary Waithera, 67, ended up popping 17 pills a day is a cautionary tale on overprescription in Kenya. And her case is not the worst.
In 2015, a year after she was diagnosed with high blood ...