Medication errors resulting from the confusion of drug names.

  title={Medication errors resulting from the confusion of drug names.},
  author={Jeffrey K Aronson},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug safety},
  volume={3 3},
If drug names are similar, errors can occur. Problems arise when different drugs have similar names (whether proprietary or non-proprietary), when formulations with the same brand name contain different drugs, when the same drug is marketed in formulations with different names, and when drug names are abbreviated. The risk of errors could be reduced by some simple precautions at different stages of drug development, prescribing, supply, and administration. Regulatory authorities and… CONTINUE READING

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