Posts Tagged "drug error"

Look-alike, sound-alike drugs trigger dangers

Posted on May 31, 2010 in Health & Wellness

5 million errors a year tied to wrong medications; some cause injury, death By JoNel Aleccia Health writer msnbc.com updated 8:37 a.m. ET May 28, 2010 Whether the drug mistake was caused by a garbled telephone message, a typing error or a computer problem, Shelley Sanders isn’t sure. She just knows that her 62-year-old mother was supposed to get one kind of medication, a pain drug called Lyrica, but instead received another, an anti-epilepsy drug called Lamictal, and in an initial dose far higher than any doctor would recommend. And she knows that within days of taking the 150-milligram...

Read More