Prescription Medication Error News

reuters-newsUS group sees little progress on medical errors
The group maintains that reducing medical harm — including hospital-acquired infections and medication errors — would not only improve patient care but also provide significant cost savings to help make expanded access to health coverage possible. …
Medical Mistakes Cost US Billions Annually RedOrbit

Protecting Yourself from Medication Errors – Part I, FL
Medication errors are the most common medical errors. Medication errors affect at least 1.5 million people every year. There have been some recent public medication errors such as the Heparin mix -up with the Quaid babies. So how can you protect your …

Grand jury: Hospital medicine mistakes dropping
San Mateo Daily Journal, CA
By Michelle Durand The number of medication errors has dropped to less than half at the San Mateo Medical Center since the county’s public hospital began using a $800000 software system used to check the drugs given to patients, according to a report …

Health Newstrack
Report: about 98000 Americans still die annually from medical errors
Xinhua, China
The report from the IOM, one of the National Academies of Sciences that advises US policymakers, also said that at least 1.5 million preventable medication errors cost the United States about 3.5 billion dollars each year. Such errors include giving or …
Limiting work hours of medical residents could cost $1.6 billion … EurekAlert (press release)
Healthcare challenge: Electronic health records and you
Estimates say medication errors can be reduced 80 percent with EHR. Comparisons across the universe of US patients will quickly flag adverse reactions to drugs for persons with certain conditions and define best practices by outcomes achieved. …

Nashville Post (subscription)
Medication aide proposal set to go before lawmakers
Nashville Post (subscription), TN
Doing this, she hopes, will lead to a reduction in errors as the medication aides take the onus of delivering standard medications, giving the nurses more time to focus on other patient issues. Maggart added that many medication errors are committed by …

Mary Young: Take the time to check your medication
Reading Eagle, PA
That got me to wondering how often such errors occur. The Food and Drug Administration on its Web site reports that the agency received 95000 reports of medication errors between 2000 and 2008. It also states that the number likely is much …

Groups say CVS selling expired items
Baltimore Sun, United States
Group representatives said they surveyed 310 CVS stores nationwide and found expired infant formula, dairy products and medication for sale in 180 of them. ACORN officials said the survey showed that expired child and adult medication was for sale in …
Video: CVS accused of selling expired products WTNH

Group claims CVS sold expired products Indianapolis Star

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