Volume 22, Issue 5
Medication Safety Alert! March 9, 2017
In this week's issue:
- What's in a Generic Name? Clues About the Drug's Use and Possible Adverse Effects
- Worth repeating... Possible reason for hyperglycemia in patients using an insulin pen
- Warning: Some etoposide labels are error-prone
- SMOFLIPID-INTRALIPID look-alike.
Many healthcare professionals, particularly pharmacists, know that a drug’s nonproprietary (generic) name can often help position it among other drugs in the same therapeutic class by recognizing drug name stems, a collection of short name fragments, that have been embedded in the nonproprietary...