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Opioid Shortages Keep US Hospitals Scrambling

Article describes how the ongoing difficulty in obtaining injectable opioid painkillers may be affecting medication safety in hospitals, and mentions an ISMP survey that uncovered medication errors due to drug shortages. For the full text of the article, visit CNN online.    

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Since COVID-19 vaccines were granted emergency use authorization, The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has received reports of errors related to storage, preparation, and administration. Because COVID-19 vaccine errors can result in reduced effectiveness, and other safety implications