Med errors injure 1.5 million per year

October 2006
Pharmaceutical Representative;Oct2006, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p11
The article discusses the report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies showing that medication errors harm at least 1.5 million people every in the U.S. Medication errors covers all mistakes involving prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, vitamins, minerals or herbal supplement. According to the report, there are not enough data to determine the accurately all the costs related to medication errors.


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