R.Ph.s can help reduce incidence of induced labor

October 9, 2006

Through-the-roof liability costs are convincing many hospitals to take measures to limit induced labor and the use of associated drugs, particularly the hormone oxytocin. "Inducing labor before 39 weeks places both mother and child at increased risk," said Kathy Connolly, assistant VP of risk management at Premier Inc., an alliance of 1,500 nonprofit hospitals.