The Reflection paper for the older population should be a guideline
The Expertisecentre Pharmacotherapy in Old Persons (Ephor) from the Netherlands has read the 'Reflection paper on the pharmaceutical development of medicines for use in the older population’.
We consider this reflection paper as a very important paper and underscore the conclusions and advices.
However, Ephor would like to stress that this paper should become a Guideline.
It would very much be helpful to improve the appropriate pharmacotherapy for older patients and make the use of medicines for them easier, with improvement of adherence. The is published at the website of the EMA: http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Scientific_guideline/2017/08/WC500232782.pdf