Tylenol Danger Warning: Tylenol Maker Adds Warning of Liver Damage and Liver Failure from Acetaminophen to Reduce Medication Errors

| December 24, 2013

Acetaminophen risks are a very serious problem in the United States, (related, in part, to medication errors), as the drug is known to damage healthy livers when to much acetaminophen is ingested by the person seeking pain relief. Acetaminophen kills people because it is toxic to the human liver at certain dosage levels, period. No […]

Infographic: Top 5 Medication Errors in US Hospitals by Age Group and Type of Drug

| December 20, 2013

Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Systems: Debate Over CPOE Increasing Risk of Some Medication Errors, Not Lowering Risk of Drug Mistakes

| December 19, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 For several years now, there’s been a lot of discussion over the implementation of the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems in the United States as a means of increasing patient safety from the dangers of medication errors along with other health care mistakes. However, it’s not at all clear that CPOE […]

Infographic: Medication Errors and Increase in E-Prescriptions by Pharmacies

| December 13, 2013

Pharmacists and AMA: Doctors Don’t Like Drug Stores Calling Them to Check on Their Pain Prescriptions

| December 12, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 Many people may assume that doctors, nurses, and pharmacists all work together like a happy health team, working together to insure that the right drugs and medicines get to patients as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality these days. Medication errors and drug mistakes are a big problem in this […]

Infographic: Abbreviations Used by Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists Cause Many Medication Errors, Hurting Patients With Drug Dosage Mistakes

| December 6, 2013

The Medication Error Index and the Medication Errors Reporting Program: Tracking Patient Injury and Patient Deaths Due to Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes

| December 3, 2013

Last Update: 01/27/16 Medication errors, drug mistakes, and instances where medicine has hurt or killed a patient are notoriously under-reported in the United States; sometimes, it is only the suspicion of loved ones and their diligence in discovering what has happened to cause an untimely death or serious injury that results in the revelation that […]

Video: FDA Advice to Doctors and Physicians on How to Avoid Medical Errors Made Due to Illegible Prescriptions or Doctor’s Notes

| November 29, 2013

Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes: Does Bad Communication Between Medical Professionals Hinder Patient Safety From Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes?

| November 26, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) published research that everyone should know about which discusses an issue related to medication errors and drug mistakes that those outside the emergency rooms, doctor’s lounges, and hospital hallways may not realize exists: doctors and nurses and technicians and pharmacists don’t all get along in […]

Fentanyl Skin Patch Usage – Medication Errors and Drug Dosage Mistakes: Have You Been Prescribed Fentanyl for Pain Relief?

| November 21, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Fentanyl is a pain medication that is considered to be 100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl has been around since the early 1960s, but it gained popularity in the United States for its pain-relieving abilities as a skin patch in the 1990s. Today, Fentanyl is present not only in skin transdermal […]