Prescription drug errors cause thousands of deaths and injuries each year around the country. These incidents often occur when patients are prescribed drugs that interact with medications they are already taking, but they may also be caused by simple pharmacy mix-ups....
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Preventing medication errors
Medication errors are a serious problem in North Carolina. With over 20,000 drugs in the American pharmacopeia, it's easy to see how mistakes can occur. These errors can cause serious injuries. In an average year, about 8,000 Americans will die because of mistakes...
New CDS tool may help eliminate prescription mistakes
Those on prescription medications in North Carolina may be interested in new ways to reduce potential errors. An October 2020 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association showed that clinical decision support, or CDS, may be an...