ISMP Medication Safety Alert!®

Consumer Safe Medicine

​Protect yourself and your loved ones from medication errors with a newsletter written just for you

Whether you are a patient, family member, caregiver, friend, or healthcare practitioner, you know the importance of making sure there are no errors with medicines. Medication errors can unfortunately result in harm to a patient.

The ISMP Medication Safety Alert!® Safe Medicine is unique among consumer health education newsletters because it focuses on the prevention of medication errors. Every other month, Safe Medicine   teaches consumers how to become active partners with their healthcare practitioners and take a leading role in preventing medication errors.

Healthcare organizations, health insurers, physician practices, pharmacies, and other organizations are encouraged to purchase the content to share with their patients and employees. Safe Medicine adds value to your organization's existing health education program by supplying much-needed information about a critical issue in healthcare -- medication errors

Benefits of a subscription

  • Easy-to-read articles presented in just two to three pages
  • Available in a convenient electronic format
  • Provides practical advice from the most trusted source of information about preventing mistakes with medicines

Additional benefits for institutional and employer subscribers

  • May purchase the content for communication to share with employees
  • Adds value to your institution’s existing health education program by supplying much-needed information about a critical issue in healthcare -- medication errors

The Safe Medicine newsletter can be distributed by:

  • Ambulatory healthcare facilities
  • Clinics
  • Business coalitions
  • Employers
  • Health insurance companies
  • Physician practices
  • Pharmacies 
  • Other organizations

Subscription Options

Six (6) issues per year distributed bi-monthly via email. Subscriptions start with the first issue after the date of purchase. You will receive a reminder notice via email to renew your annual subscription before your subscription expires. Your subscription will not automatically renew.
Access to back issues are not included. Single issues are available for purchase. 

Special pricing for group purchase, contact ISMP.

One-year subscription: $16.00

Subscription Information

  • Online access for one (1) user

  • A user log-in required

  • PDF version available to download and redistribute internally

Browse Issues

This issue's featured article: Excuse Me, I Think There is an Error with My Prescription: Pharmacy Staff Should Respond with Honesty, Compassion, and Respect