ASHP again pushes medication safety changes

January 2008
Drug Formulary Review;Jan2008, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p7
The article reports that the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) has called for systemic changed to prevent medication errors in response to a medication error involving the newborn children of actor Dennis Quaid. ASHP CEO Henri Manasse Jr. relates that his organization has urged hospitals and health systems to implement safeguards and system approaches to establish a fail-safe medication-use system. Kasey Thompson, ASHP director of practice standards and quality, has called for appropriate action from hospital boards of trustees.


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