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medication errors


A pharmacist’s caution about two concurrently prescribed medicines went unnoticed in a woman who died, with an inquest exploring what role the error may have played in her death A …

“Pharmacy is a risky business, and the stakes are incredibly high”: expert reveals the most reported types of pharmacy incidents in Australia Managing risk is key to improving medication safety …

Pharmacy council pulls up compounders on risk assessments, with recent matters involving phentermine and clonidine The Pharmacy Council of NSW has warned of recent issues related to pharmacists and compounding. …

Heads-up to pharmacists after errors see COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations inadvertently administered to people expecting Pfizer or flu shots, or to underage patients Community pharmacists have been reminded of their responsibilities …

A coroner has criticised the “shocking lack of attention” that led to a man receiving 10 times the prescribed amount of hydromorphone Medication errors have been highlighted in recent coroner’s …

Medication reconciliation is a critical activity to identify any unintended medication discrepancies at transitions of care and optimise patient medication safety. By Debbie Rigby, advanced practice pharmacist Learning objectives After …

Medicine safety for older Australians is a game of “Russian Roulette,” says one pharmacy stakeholder, as moves to reduce inappropriate chemical restraint take shape The PSA has released a new …

Medication errors, patient aggression, owing scripts, doctor pressure and forged signatures… PDL explores some sticky situations and how pharmacists should best deal with them An incident or error is something most pharmacists …

A pharmacy misfilled a baby’s prescription with methadone – a mistake that was caught just in time A five-month-old girl was almost given methadone after a pharmacy accidentally dispensed the …

Stakeholders are shocked after 10 people in one US town were believed to have been given insulin instead of flu vaccinations by an experienced pharmacist CBS affiliate KOTV reported that …

Medication errors are among the most common incidents reported in hospitals, new research has shown The study, led by Monash University and Alfred Health researchers evaluating a collaborative model to …

A woman died after being mistakenly given the medication of another patient, inquest finds Janet Ann Cook, 79, was admitted to a South Australian hospital on 25 August 2015 for …