Cancer expert gives tips on how to avoid chemo errors

December 13, 2004

According to the 1999 Institute of Medicine report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, medication errors are responsible for approximately 7,000 deaths annually. Said Raymond Muller, M.S., R.Ph., associate director of pharmacy services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, "More people in the United States die from medical errors per year than die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS." Muller addressed a session at The Chemotherapy Foundation symposium, Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow, held recently in New York City. The symposium was sponsored by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.