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ISMP Defines Roles, Value of Medication Safety Officer

Article describes how ISMP's white paper, A Call to Action: The Case for Medication Safety Officers (MSO), provides detailed information on value of creating a dedicated MSO position within hospitals and health systems, defines the roles and responsibilities of an MSO, and outlines current challenges. For the full text of the article, visit Pharmacy Today online

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An international medication safety call to action is aimed at preventing fatalities due to medication errors with concentrated potassium injection, inadvertent intraspinal injection of vincristine, and accidental daily instead of weekly dosing of methotrexate in patients with psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis.