Navigation Links
USP announces new tool to help prevent medication mix-ups due to look alike/sound alike drug names
Date:8/25/2008

Rockville, Md., August 25, 2008 The U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention today announces a new drug safety tool designed to help patients, caregivers, pharmacists, physicians and others in avoiding medication errors that may occur because of drug names that look alike and/or sound alike. This "Drug Error Finder" is a searchable database of almost 1,500 commonly used drugs reported to be involved in medication mix-ups in the U.S. health care system since 2003. The database is publicly available at no cost on USP's Web site at www.usp.org/hqi/similarProducts/drugErrorFinderTool.html.

The Drug Error Finder is derived from a list of 1,470 unique drugs that were implicated in medication errors due to brand and/or generic drug names that look or sound alike and reported to USP's MEDMARXan anonymous database used by hospitals and health care systems across the United States to report, track and analyze medication errorsor to USP's Medication Errors Reporting Program. The list was included in USP's 8th annual MEDMARX Data Report, released in January 2008, which examined more than 26,000 error records related to similar drug names submitted to the database from 2003 to 2006. This is the largest known list of look alike, sound alike drug names in the world based on actual medication error reports.

"As more medications are approved for market each year and become available to Americans, the opportunity for potentially dangerous or even deadly errors due to drug mix-ups from look alike or sound alike names becomes increasingly high," said Diane Cousins, R.Ph., USP vice president of healthcare quality and information. "While one drug name may be nearly identical to that of another drug, the two could be used for completely different conditions. This presents a major public health threat, and we think this new tool can play an important role in helping to reduce patient risk assoc
'/>"/>

Contact: Sandra Kim
sek@usp.org
301-816-8241
US Pharmacopeia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hartwell Medical Announces Release of CombiCarrierII Scoop Backboard to EMS Market
2. iCan Benefit Group, LLC Announces: Major Medical Division Now Offers Avalon Healthcare Products
3. NxStage Announces Presentation of Data at the American Society of Nephrologys Renal Week 2008 Annual Meeting
4. Allscripts Files Definitive Proxy Statement and Announces Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders
5. Corbett Accel Healthcare Group Announces Promotion of Geoff Melick to Executive Vice President, Interactive Marketing & eInnovation
6. WellPoint Announces Appointments of Lori Beer as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer; Martin Miller as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
7. Vermillion Announces Publication of Data Supporting Its Peripheral Artery Disease Diagnostic Test Program
8. American Elements Announces Expanded Bromide and Iodide Manufacturing Capacity
9. Cylex Announces Significant Expansions and Reassignments of Personnel
10. Hospira Announces New Contracts With Premier Purchasing Partners for Infusion Devices, Solutions And Equipment
11. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Announces 2008 Research Grant Recipients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Four Seasons Resort Maui at ... 25th anniversary this year, having officially opened its doors on ... resort is honoring over 70 employees who started on Day ... amongst the approximately 400 original employees. The celebration will ... Lawn. , This Four Seasons flagship resort, the ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... What are the best practices for writing ... are interviews scheduled, how can physicians best prepare, and ... practicing physicians who are looking for new opportunities can ... the PracticeLink Physician Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair ... from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marriott-Texas Medical ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 02, 2015 Éminence Organic Skin ... care, is excited to announce the launch of the ... an effective, time-saving solution for those with combination skin. ... in 1 divided jar to separate the products, consists ... Treatment. The Balancing Moisturizer Duo, also in a divided ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Security Life Insurance Company of America, ... the addition of stand-alone individual vision insurance to ... today, complete with two plan options. , The ... Vision Care network encompassing a strong presence of ... PrimeStar Select Vision plan will use the prominent ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2015 ... now be possible when using the Quotes Pros portal ... available including United auto insurance rates that are being ... Access to the updated agencies and prices available for ... consumer's zip code online. Every system user will first ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Celebrating Four Seasons Resort Maui’s 25th Anniversary 2Health News:PracticeLink to Host a Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair in Houston 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Innovative Collection for Combination Skin 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Innovative Collection for Combination Skin 3Health News:Security Life Insurance Company Launches Individual Vision Insurance Product 2Health News:United Auto Insurance Rates Now Quoted at Consumer Insurance Portal Online 2
... are as safe and effective as office-based care for ... moms and babies are discharged from the hospital less ... professor of pediatrics and public health sciences, Penn State ... they don,t always show up. This is unsettling because ...
... for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of ... & World Report Top Doctors list of reproductive endocrinologists. ... on the list, which is produced annually by the newspaper ... on a peer nomination process. They include Sandra A. ...
... and successful laboratory testing of an electrochemical sensor device ... from tears instead of blood an advance that ... discomfort of pricking their fingers for droplets of blood ... in ACS, journal Analytical Chemistry . Mark ...
... drawn up by specialists from the Department of Plastic, ... Hospital has shown that, after surgical treatment for facial ... of facial muscle to a nerve different from the ... in comparison to that of a male - manages ...
... Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors who own equipment for cardiac ... guidelines don,t recommend it. The same was true if the ... in his or her own office, according to a study in ... Medical Association . The authors of the study looked ...
... Chevy Chase, MD A recent study accepted for publication in ... (JCEM) found that consumption of dairy foods and higher ... reductions in markers of bone degradation in overweight and obese ... loss. Previous studies have shown that higher body weight ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New mothers, newborns happy with home visits 2Health News:Brain function involved in recovery of facial paralysis is different according to sex 2Health News:Brain function involved in recovery of facial paralysis is different according to sex 3Health News:Heart Stress Test Likelier When Doctor Owns Equipment: Study 2Health News:Heart Stress Test Likelier When Doctor Owns Equipment: Study 3Health News:Dairy foods may improve bone health during diet and exercise in overweight premenopausal women 2
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 2, 2015 Valencia Technologies Corporation (" ... patient with its radically small device for the treatment ... results in this randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial are compelling ... confidence that it will succeed in a large U.S. ... clinical results, Valencia has successfully ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Following announcements from both Novartis and ... Inc. (NASDAQ:  ARRY) today announced the completion of ... Novartis.  Along with global ownership of both assets, ... million from Novartis. Ron Squarer, Chief ... the Novartis-GSK transaction, Array now owns both binimetinib ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. ... company focused on the development and commercialization of a ... and cholesterol gallstones, today announced that Josh Blacher ... at the 27th Annual ROTH conference in ... 2015 at 2:30 PM Pacific Standard Time. A live ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valencia Technologies Implants its 48th Patient, Continues Equity Crowdfunding 2Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib And Encorafenib Transactions 2Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib And Encorafenib Transactions 3Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib And Encorafenib Transactions 4Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib And Encorafenib Transactions 5Galmed Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: