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Disasters Averted

Disasters Averted are stories submitted by our readers and medical editors from direct experience in the field. Do you have a story? If your story is used, we will send you a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Submissions can be anonymous.

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It’s Never Too Much

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When sitagliptin (Januvia) first came out, I was called by our legal affairs department about a patient of another MD at the University of Penn whose house staff had ordered 1000 mg sitagliptin instead of 100mg. As the drug had just come out, the staff was not very familiar with ...

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Pharmacists Making a Difference

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Fewer Errors in Hospitals When Pharmacists Are Involved Researchers reported last week at the conference of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists that, when pharmacists lead the medication reconciliation effort, providers see more accurate, complete, and up-to-date patient information at the time of hospital admission and discharge.

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