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June 2016

In this month’s issue:

Selected medication safety risks to manage in 2016 that might otherwise fall off the radar screen. Part II.

Safety Wires!

  • "Floaters" in liquid melatonin.
  • Avoid abbreviations.
  • Cup with wrong measurement marking.
  • Safety opportunities with NY e-Rx requirement.
  • HealthAlert! Revised warnings for metFORMIN.
  • Elderly patient harmed by safety cap.

Worth reading... Environmental issues that cause medication errors.

Free ISMP Resources – Consumer leaflets in Spanish

Report medication errors to ISMP. Share your medication safety stories and error reports in confidence by calling ISMP 1-800-FAILSAF(E), via our website (www.ismp.org/merp), or by email (ismpinfo@ismp.org). Reporter identity and location remain strictly confidential and are never published. Anonymous reports are also accepted. 

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