You may have heard the term ‘polypharmacy,’ but if you’re still wondering what it is, here’s what to know

The term “polypharmacy” seems to be getting a lot of attention these days. Maybe you heard it referenced in the news in a story about teen mental-health treatment. Perhaps you came across it when reading up on prescription drug shortages. Or maybe your primary-care provider mentioned polypharmacy in a word of caution about the medications that you’ve been prescribed.