ISMP challenges Congress: "Do you want a report card or
do you want to learn how to prevent errors?"
Caffeine citrate injection now available from Roxane
Laboratories. Package labeling may, however, lead to
Drug names can easily be misheard when drug information
is requested by telephone.
The Clinton-Gore FY2001 budget calls for $16 million
in new spending for the FDA to address the problem of
medical errors, and for the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality to use $20 million in existing funds for
The American Hospital Association (AHA) presented
its Award of Honor for 2000 to the Institute for Safe
Medication Practices (ISMP)
Please complete the pediatrics safe practices survey
attached to this issue. We'll report findings in a future
Amrinone (INOCOR) has officially been renamed
inamrinone to help prevent confusion with amiodarone
Several chemotherapeutic drugs available under the
Novaplus brand have identical blue and white color schemes
and are available in the same size cartons and vials.
Hospitals should be alert to similarities in packaging
between these products.