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New FDA program aims to reduce injuries due to medication errors

Posted in FDA Regulation

This is exactly the sort of thing the FDA should do more.

The Institute of Medicine estimates that at least 1.5 million preventable injuries and deaths result each year from overdosing, mix-ups and unintended exposure to prescription drugs. Children are often the victims — one study found that, between 2003 and 2006, more than 9,000 children were accidentally exposed to prescription drugs such as codeine and morphine.

Source: FDA initiative targets drug errors – washingtonpost.com