15 simple ways to avoid medication mistakes

April 6, 2015 9:00 AM

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15 simple ways to avoid medication mistakes

Although they’re meant to keep us healthy, when errors are made in prescribing, dispensing and administering medications, the outcome can be serious, even deadly. In fact, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), approximately 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year in the U.S.

Whether you’re on a prescription drug, use an over-the-counter medication, or take supplements, there are some simple ways to avoid medication mistakes.

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