Drug diversion creates threats to patient safety, puts employee health and safety at risk and potentially damages the organization’s reputation and financial well-being.
Characterizing prescription errors as “relatively common but preventable,” The Pharmaceutical Journal has published recommendations for preventing the mistakes, which can represent threats to patient safety.
NYSDOH Adopts Emergency Regulation to Allow Facilities to Become Designated Caregivers under the Medical Marijuana Program
Effective October 5, 2017, the Department of Health adopted an emergency regulation to allow certain types of facilities to become designated caregivers for patients who are certified to receive medical marijuana under New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program.
A recent report, published in the Journal of Toxicology, found that people in the United States are making errors in dosing medications at home. Healthcare providers should be cognizant of the need for patient and caregiver education in the proper administration of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications.