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According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medication errors account for at least one patient's death every day and nearly 1.3 million patient injuries each year in the United States.
We rely on medical professionals to administer the proper medications and in the correct dosages. However, if a doctor’s handwriting is illegible, a pharmacist dispenses the wrong medication, or a nurse misreads a label, patients suffer.
Examples of medication error include:
Prescribed wrong medication
Under prescribed medication
Administered the wrong medication
Not prescribed or administered medication due to medical staff error
Prescribed or administered medication one is allergic to
Prescribed or administered multiple medications, which together cause adverse effects