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medication errors


Extreme workloads are often a contributing factor to pharmacist errors occurring – with numbers of complaints rising, warns Pharmacy Council of NSW There is a …

Which medication administration errors are most commonly implicated in deaths? A new large study investigates A retrospective study has looked at medication administration errors reported …

A few weeks ago, I received an email which made me think my life would change forever… The email was a notification from AHPRA informing …

Why it’s imperative that pharmacists should be involved at both hospital admission and discharge This month the SHPA spoke out in support of hospital pharmacists, …

Canada’s LGBTQ pharmacy launches safer sex campaign; month-old New Zealand baby given methadone; pharmacy funding in the UK Toronto, Canada: medsEXPERT Pharmacy, which lays claim …

An expert in unsafe medicines practices is set to head up a new team working to address medication errors and adverse drug reactions The Federal …

New data from NSW Poisons Information Centre has found a 25% increase in medication error calls between 2013-2017 The NSW Poisons Information Centre has seen …

A man who died hours after his operation was wrongly prescribed fentanyl instead of oxycodone and paracetamol Paul Lau, 54, died at a Sydney hospital in …

One in ten errors reported to PDL involve incidents in the pharmacy where a person receives medication intended for another Consequences include serious harm to …

The WHO aims to reduce medication errors by 50% worldwide within five years  A new global initiative for error reduction was launched in Brisbane today, …

A Sydney pilot study has found pharmacist medication charting significantly reduced errors—a finding that could pave the way for future prescribing A trial of a …

Changing medicines packaging to have prominent placement of active substances and strengths could help reduce prep time without increasing errors A study published in the …