These drug names are too close for comfort

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Look-alike and sound-alike similarity between the names of two different medications used in epilepsy might be putting children in jeopardy... Read more

Overdose risk with baby’s vitamin D drops

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For newborns and older infants who are breastfed or partially breast fed, vitamin D is essential for babies to absorb calcium and build strong... Read more

2012's top 10 drug safety stories

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By Michael R. Cohen In my entire career at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, the meningitis outbreak was the worst safety disaster... Read more

Don’t let “Low T” lead to harm in kids

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By Mike Cohen Could it be “Low T?” By now you’ve probably heard this line or otherwise seen a multitude of TV or newspaper... Read more

Know what to expect when a prescription is sent electronically

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By Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. A woman reported an error to us after her child’s doctor sent an electronic prescription to a community pharmacy... Read more

Ten steps parents should take to prevent medicine mishaps

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By Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. Few caregivers are more devoted than parents when caring for a child. Yet, even the most cautious and educated... Read more

Less acetaminophen in each tablet of Vicodin

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By Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. There are more than 600 different prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that contain acetaminophen... Read more

Ten tips for measuring over-the-counter liquid medications safely

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Over-the-counter liquid medications can be found in practically every medicine cabinet. Surprisingly though, there’s not a standard... Read more