Category Archives: Drug Error Prevention

Preventing Prescription Medication Errors

In a medication error report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published last Fall, it estimated that over a million US citizens are injured each year from various medication errors and that one person dies each day from a … Continue reading

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Polypharmacy

Population aging in first world countries is a growing concern for many reasons. One of those involves the issue of polypharmacy in the older adult. Polypharmacy is defined as a patient using four or more medications concurrently and statistics show … Continue reading

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Ignoring Doctor’s Orders – A Common Practice!

Have you ever gone to a doctor for a medical problem, had that physician prescribe a medication, but then ignored the doctor’s instructions and didn’t get that prescription filled? If your answer is “yes” to that question, then your action … Continue reading

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Medication Errors – A Killer

As a follow-up to its landmark report, To Err Is Human, the Institute of Medicine (of the National Academies) has determined that medication errors are a serious public health risk and that the risk remains a widespread and growing threat. … Continue reading

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