safety issues

High-Alert Medications
High-Alert MedicationsHigh-alert drugs pose a significant threat to patient safety. There are safeguards that pharmacists should put in place to reduce the risk.
Phillips Recalling All Topical ProductsThe FDA found uncontrolled manufacturing practices.
Major safety concerns with top-selling prescription drugsMajor safety concerns exist for many top-selling prescription drugs including benzodiazepines/prescription sleep aids, anticoagulants, cholesterol-lowering statins, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and stimulants. The following provides an overview of these classes and issues.
Combating alarm fatigueBecause clinical alarms can result in serious harm to patients and they have garnered increased interest from the Joint Commission, the ECRI Institute—an independent nonprofit that researches improvements to patient care—has listed clinical alarms as the top health technology hazard of 2014.