Mandatory pharmacy residencies: One way to reduce medication errors
- US sees a rise in ADRs and medication errors. // Reactions Weekly;4/23/2011, Issue 1348/1349, p4
The article discusses the findings of various studies on the rate of adverse drug reactions (ADR) and medication errors in the U.S. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the USA found that ADR in the country increased by 52 percent between 2004 and 2008. Meanwhile, an analysis...
- Prescriptions for safety. Levenson, Deborah // AHA News;02/28/2000, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p2
Presents news briefs on health care topics in the United States. Impact of an issue about a chemotherapy overdose that killed a `Boston Globe' reporter at Boston's Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Details on the Institute for Safe Medication Practices' safety alert, which informs patients about...
- fast STATS. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jan2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p6
Presents statistical information about the U.S. healthcare industry as of January 1, 2005. Number of medical errors that occur on a daily basis; Cost of preventable adverse drug events each year, per hospital; Duration of the stay of the patients in the hospital due to medical errors;...
- Partnering for patient safety in hospitals. Yap, Diana // Pharmacy Today;May2011, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p40
The article reports on the move of the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) to join the initiatives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) toward patient safety in hospitals. It highlights the aim of the partnership to reduce preventable all-cause harm incidents and...
- Adverse drug reactions or medications mistakes. Glover, Jon // Inside Tucson Business;12/01/97 Supplement Executive, Vol. 7 Issue 36, p20
Dicusses about adverse drug reactions (ADR). Figures of the age groups of the American population. Reason why ADR is more likely to occur in senior adults; Scope of the size of the problem and economic impact of ADR; Common causes of ADR; Tips in selecting a pharmacy; Importance of...
- Prescription-drug Toxicity: A Major Epidemic. Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients;Jul2003, Issue 240, p112
Editorial. Focuses on the epidemic of adverse drug events (ADE) in the U.S. Recommendations for physicians to prevent ADE; Natural alternatives to prescribed medications.
- Drug marketing: negative effects on prescribing choices. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;Jul2014, Vol. 706 Issue 1, p11
The article reports on the negative effect of pharmaceutical marketing on U.S. medical trainees' prescribing choices, according to a national survey conducted by K.E. Austad et al, published in the June 9, 2014 issue of "Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine."
- First reports of serious adverse drug reactions in recent weeks. // Drugs & Therapy Perspectives;Sep2010, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p22
A chart is presented that presents an overview of first published case reports of serious adverse drug reactions and interactions.
- Drug labelling is a small piece of the medication error puzzle. Wong, M. // Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;2015, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p136
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article on medication error, by Ang and colleagues, published in previous issue.