Reducing Medication Errors

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The FDA has enhanced its efforts to reducing medication errors by giving more money to drug safety and preventing. Close monitoring are being done to prevent medication errors before a and after the drug reaches the market. Bar code label rule has proven to be effective after the VA hospital in Topeka reported a drop of medication error of 86% over a nine year period. Upon enter into the hospital patient receives a bar-coded identification wristband which is link to the hospital data base which is constantly transmitting information about the patient. Many medication carts are equipped with laptops and scanners which the nurses can use to

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