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A Full-Court Press to Stem the Opioid Crisis

Article summarizes ISMP presentation, mentions the addition of a new targeted medication safety best practice recommending elimination of prescribed fentanyl patches for opioid-naive patients and/or patients with acute pain and the creation of a medication safety self assessment for high-alert medications.

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Since the 2021-2022 influenza (flu) vaccine became available in September, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has received multiple reports of mix-ups. Some patients have consented to a flu vaccine but received one of the COVID-19 vaccines instead, while others have received the flue