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December 17, 2018

Medication Histories

Medication histories are important in preventing prescription errors and consequent risks to patients. Apart from preventing prescription errors, accurate medication histories are also useful in detecting […]
December 10, 2018

Assessing Causation: Disease or Drug?

Assessing cause and effect can often be challenging in a medical malpractice case. However, when the suspected cause involves a medication, the analysis is typically straightforward. […]
December 3, 2018

Are We Underreporting?

According to a July 2016 Pharmacy Times article by Alan Polnariev, PharmD, MS, CGP entitled Overcoming Obstacles to Medication Error Reporting (http://ow.ly/1RH330jqiWG), as of 2013 between […]
November 26, 2018

Corrective Actions to Reduce Medication Errors

Unfortunately we all make mistakes, even physicians. So when it comes down to the care of a patient it is important to take all appropriate measures […]
November 19, 2018

Serotonin Syndrome: A Case Review

  Previously we were asked to evaluate a 50 year old patient who was admitted for chest pain and SOB. The patient had a prior history […]
November 12, 2018

Medication Error Rates

According to ISMP, “A national or other regional medication error rate does not exist. It is not possible to establish a national medication error rate or […]
November 5, 2018

Assessing Causation in a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice case reviews can present a number of challenges to all parties. This is especially true with a expert witness. On occasion, an expert might […]
October 29, 2018

Med Error Tracking Programs

Most hospitals practice continuous quality improvement and therefore have some type of medication error program in place. In many instances, we find that hospitals have an […]
October 22, 2018

Mechanism of Action: Does it matter?

Understanding the mechanism of action (MOA) of a medication can prove beneficial in understanding how the drug will behave. It also helps determine the potential for […]