California Pharmacists Association Release: Archives of Internal Medicine: New Report on Patient Medication Mistakes Brings Exposure to a Serious and Growing Problem
7/31/2008 10:42:30 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A study published in the July 28 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine showed a tremendous surge in the number of people who die at home from the unsafe use of perfectly legal medications. While many studies and articles have been published on “medication errors,” this study is different because it focuses on mistakes made by patients in the home rather than by healthcare providers in clinical settings.
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