Med Errors: Cut Your Risk!

Medication errors: Cut your risk with these tips
September 5, 2012

Medication errors are preventable. Your best defense is asking questions and being informed about the medications you take.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Medication errors may sound harmless, but mistakes in prescribing, dispensing and administering medications injure more than 1 million people a year in the United States. Yet most medication errors can be prevented. How can you protect yourself and your family?

One of the best ways to reduce your risk of being harmed by medication errors is to take an active role in your health care. Learn about the medications you take — including possible side effects. Never hesitate to ask questions or share concerns with your doctor, pharmacist and other health care providers. (Read more)

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