medication safety

Self-Assessment Tool Can Help Improve Medication SafetyRevised ISMP tool helps pharmacies see where they may be missing best practices.
Three ways technology is improving pharmacyTechnology advances in pharmacy include innovations that improve medication safety, efficiency, and patient compliance.
Opioids, Medication Safety Top Focus at ASHP Summer Meetings
Opioids, Medication Safety Top Focus at ASHP Summer MeetingsFormer NASA astronaut to keynote event helping pharmacists explore some of the biggest challenges facing pharmacy.
WHO Launches Program to Reduce Medication ErrorsHow a program hopes to cut errors in half.
Safety Concerns Over Some Hepatitis C DrugsThe ISMP has issued a report that links several direct-acting antiviral agents for hepatitis C to serious adverse side effects. But drug makers take issue.
Spike in drug shortages raises alarm
Spike in drug shortages raises alarmDrug shortages take a toll, especially on emergency department patients.
Three ways providers should address drug shortagesPreventing drug shortages requires a “swat team” mentality by all, including FDA, manufacturers, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and health systems. Here’s what healthcare providers should do about the issue.
Clinical decision support tools: 9 ways they improve careA clinical staff armed with the best clinical decision support (CDS) tools can be a game changer when it comes to improving care quality and reducing care costs.
Hospital pharmacists improve management of diabetes patientsMedication reconciliation, inpatient care, med safety, discharge education, transitions of care, medication adherence — these are only some of the ways pharmacists can benefit the healthcare team. There are plenty more.
3 ways to recognize hospital pharmacists this weekIt's National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week, and ASHP is encouraging pharmacists to give themselves a shout-out.