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 […]

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 […]

FDA Recall of Acetaminophen for Infants: How Dangerous is the Risk of Medication Errors and Dosage Mistakes for Babies Given Over the Counter Acetaminophen – Especially When the Product Is Flawed?

| November 5, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Back in February 2012, a recall was issued by Johnson & Johnson / McNeil Consumer Healthcare for over half a million (574,000) bottles of infant Tylenol after it was discovered that a problem with the dosing gizmo (something called a “flow restrictor”) could malfunction and cause the baby to get too little […]

Acetaminophen Medication Errors: Acetaminophen Drug Dosage Mistakes Are Number One Cause of Acute Liver Failure in U.S.

| October 29, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Medication errors and drug mistakes not only happen at hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, labs, nursing homes, and pharmacies — they can also happen at home, when the wrong medication or the wrong amount (or dosage) of drugs are given to a sick person. This is especially scary to consider when the most […]

Florida’s In-Store Medical Clinics: How Dangerous are These Store Walk-in Health Clinics Without Doctors for Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes?

| October 24, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16   You’ve probably seen the new kinds of convenient health care shops opening up around Florida: these are handy, modern-looking in-store medical clinics conveniently located inside stores like CVS Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, and WalMart. CVS Pharmacy calls its in-store clinics “Minute Clinics” which helps people get the idea that these new kinds of […]

Infographic: Medication Management System and Points Where Medication Errors Commonly Occur

| October 11, 2013

Doctor’s Poor Handwriting Causes Many Serious Medication Errors and Drug Mistakes – Fatal ADEs From Doctor’s Scrawl

| October 8, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 Bad Handwriting Kills People:  The Sad Truth of Misread or Illegible Doctor’s Medicine Notes or Dosage Instructions  Doctors are notorious for having bad handwriting, but many people are unaware of how serious a physician’s poor penmanship can be: drug mistakes and medication errors are often caused by nurses and other health care […]

Infographic: Kids and Unintentional Medication Overdoses in the U.S.: Child Medication Poisoning Deaths

| October 4, 2013

Florida AG Pam Bondi Joins 42 Other Attorneys General in Demanding Action from FDA Regarding Prescription Drugs and NAS

| May 28, 2013

Last Update: 01/25/16 43 States Push FDA for Warning Labels on Pain Medications for Pregnant Mothers This month, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined with 42 other Attorneys General from their respective states in sending a joint letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanding that something be done to protect babies from being injured […]