Medication errors cost the U.S. healthcare system $21 billion annually.
Comprehensive medication management may lower costs and improve lives.
Most common errors include incorrect drugs and strength.
Pharmacists must cultivate a culture of safety, training to protect patients.
Submitting ADRs is a great way to help protect patients and educate students.
ISMP reports that some patients have inadvertently taken double doses of rivaroxaban in dosing mixups.
There are a lot of factors that go into medication errors—pharmacists are stepping up, but the FDA must also act.
Drug errors generally fall into one of four categories—here's how the experts say those errors can be eliminated.
Tall man lettering is supposed to help reduce medication errors—but some say it doesn’t go far enough.
Stopping medication errors in a busy pharmacy isn't an easy fix, but steps must be taken to lessen a serious problem.