by Courtney Columbus
“When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen.
“Some people end up taking the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong pill. Sometimes, they don’t wait long enough before taking a second dose.
“Other times, it’s a health professional who’s at fault. A pharmacist might have dispensed a medication at the wrong concentration, for example.
“These kinds of mistakes are on the rise, according to a study published Monday in the journal Clinical Toxicology.
“The researchers looked at a small subset of the medication errors that happen in the U.S. every year. The FDA estimates that about 1.3 million people are injured by medication errors annually in the U.S.”
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