Safety

Safety and Error Prevention: Diabetes in Control is committed to error prevention, safety know-how, awareness of lessons learned, voluntary error reporting, and patient compliance. Working in partnership with the Institute for Safe Medication Practice Also, our popular Disasters Averted section will give you more ideas on safety and preventing errors.

Pharmacist’s Diligence Saves Patient’s Health and Money

I am a retail pharmacist working in a busy chain pharmacy.  A patient came in and requested a temporary supply of his Crestor 40 mg tablets because he had run out of tablets before he was eligible for a refill through insurance.  I checked his profile and noticed that it had been 1 1/2 months since his last 90 day refill so I asked why he had run out.  He said that his doctor had told him to double up and take 80 mg daily.  This didn't sound correct, but it was after office hours and the patient was adamant that these were his doctor's instructions and that he would have to stop his medication if I didn't dispense to him. 

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Clinical Trial Examines Safety, Effectiveness of Drug to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, was effective compared with placebo in decreasing binge-eating (BE) days in patients… At some doses, the medication lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, a drug approved to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, was effective compared with placebo in decreasing binge-eating (BE) days in patients with binge-eating disorder (BED), a …

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