News tagged medication-errors
October is American Pharmacists Month, a time to recognize the significant contributions to health care and the commitment to patient care by pharmacists in all practice settings nationwide.Read More →
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a series of surveys to gather information on patient awareness about changes in the appearance of their medications, how often the change in appearance occurs, and what strategies pharmacists use to inform patients when these changes occur.Read More →
Toddlers and teens are at the most risk of experiencing accidental medication poisoning, reports a new study from Safe Kids Worldwide and the American Association of Poison Control Centers.Read More →
For many of us, the holidays are a busy time of the year with many distractions. That is why it is very important to be sure that your medications are securely stored and out of children’s reach and sight. To help you keep your family safe, AWARXE is hosting a Twitter Party tonight at 9 PM ET.Read More →
As part of its efforts to prevent accidental exposure to fentanyl patches, FDA is providing new resources about safe storage and safe disposal of the patches.
With Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Alert! publications making a significant impact on preventing medication errors, the organization will soon be providing a new resource tailored to long-term care facilities.
Compelling progress has been made by stakeholders seeking to address the public health issue of acetaminophen overdose, indicates a white paper published by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP).
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has issued a National Alert Network (NAN) notice (PDF) advising that health care organizations should take immediate steps to ensure that only diluted acetic acid solutions are used in patient care.
In a new study analyzing electronic health record (EHR)-related patient safety events, the majority of events involved medication errors.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is calling for nominees for the ISMP Cheers Awards. The Cheers Awards honor individuals, organizations, companies, and agencies that have set a superlative standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors during...Read More →
As part of the 50th National Poison Prevention Week, the Poison Prevention Week Council encourages consumers to use medications safely, and the campaign includes the following tips for consumers: Follow the directions on the label when you give or...Read More →
The 50-year anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week will be observed March 18 through March 24, 2012, to create national awareness about the risk of injury or death due to poisoning, including information on avoiding medication mistakes, overdose, or accidental...Read More →
Published in the August 2009 Oregon State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter Cases numbered 09-0049 and 09-0219, presented during the Board’s June 2009 meeting, demonstrate a recurring, but easily preventable, dispensing error. A patient who arrived at the drivethrough window was...Read More →
Published in the February 2009 Oregon State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter A recent complaint that resulted in a case being presented to the Board illustrates a common break down in the most basic principles of pharmacy practice. Case No. 08-0400...Read More →
Published in the November 2008 Oregon State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter An interesting and completely preventable medication labeling error has been reported to the Board. The correct medication label had been applied directly to the container, which was then inserted...Read More →
Reprinted from the October 2008 New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Newsletter. The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) defines a medication error as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use...Read More →
Published in the August 2008 Oregon State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter High-profile cases over the past few years, as well as heightened media exposure, now has the general public questioning the integrity of our medication distribution system. We realize that...Read More →
Published in the May 2008 Oregon State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter The most common consumer complaints received by the Board are complaints about medication errors. In many cases, the error could have been prevented with appropriate and effective patient counseling...Read More →
Published in the January 2008 Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter Mid-Level Practitioner Update: Physician assistants (PA) may now prescribe for up to a 30-day supply of Schedule III to V if they have a mid-level Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...Read More →
Reprinted from the July 2007 Nevada State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter. Due to a recent inquiry by a national news division, we were asked to tally serious patient injuries and/or deaths reported to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy that...Read More →
Published in the July 2006 South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter Your assistance is requested in helping to avoid dispensing errors. The following products – Topamax®, Tegretol®-XR, Tegretol, and Toprol-XL® – have been involved in medication mix-ups: Toprol-XL (metoprolol...Read More →
The Task Force to Develop Recommendations to Best Reduce Medication Errors in Community Pharmacy Practice met on December 10, 2004. Task Force members reviewed their charge and, proposing no changes, accepted it as follows: To examine information related to medication...Read More →
Resolution No. 97-05-01 Title: Drug Product Formulation Changes Action: Passed Whereas, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the manufacture of drugs and the boards of pharmacy regulate the practice of pharmacy; and Whereas, the boards of pharmacy are dedicated to...Read More →