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Beware of Potentially Fatal Prescription Errors in July

June 29, 2010

Fatal prescription errors in the month of July? Apparently, so. A new study examined “a significant July spike in fatal medication errors inside medical institutions.” What they found is that “in counties containing teaching hospitals, fatal medication errors spiked by 10% in July and in no other month.” The reason was “at least partly from changes associated with the arrival of new medical residents.” To be safe, always double check any prescriptions given to you or loved ones, particularly in July.

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2 Responses to “ Beware of Potentially Fatal Prescription Errors in July ”

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  2. Miss Geraldine Ford on July 5, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Your answer to this problem awful .before any new medical resident is allowed to fill prescriptions or write a prescription they should know what they are doing. Thank, concers senior,

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