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Posts tagged "Dangerous or Defective Drugs"

Incorrect instructions can make a medication dangerous

Even when professionals decide that a drug or medication is safe for use, that doesn't mean it is safe in any amount, over any length of time or even for any individual. It is only safe under a very specific set of circumstances. Unclear or inaccurate instructions can make it very hazardous and even deadly.

Tips for preventing drug errors

Drug errors occur all too often in hospitals, at the doctor's office and in the pharmacy. Patients can only do so much to prevent these errors. The rest must be done by doctors and pharmacists to ensure that their patients are prescribed the correct medication and dosage so that injuries and illnesses do not occur. Here are some tips for preventing drug errors.

Preventing medication errors to avoid injury and illness

Medication errors are all too common these days even though there is research, training and technology out there to prevent these errors. There are things you can do to prevent medication errors made by your doctor or pharmacist in an effort to avoid injury and illness. If you follow the tips outlined in this post, you should be able to avoid an issue with a medication error.

HIV drug linked to serious birth defects

An antiretroviral drug that is used to treat HIV has been linked to serious birth defects in children born to women who were taking the drug when they became pregnant and in the beginning of their first trimester. The drug, dolutegravir, is believed to increase a baby's chances of neural tube defects. These are defects of the spine, spinal cord or brain. Spina bifida is one of the most common of these defects.

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