Today’s patients are more educated, are very interested in knowing and understanding their medications,

and are aware that mistakes, although infrequently serious, can happen. Recently, a national survey was carried out in the United States, by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, to determine patient’s top concerns upon entering a hospital. Results of the survey revealed that 61% of the respondents were "very concerned" about "being given the wrong medicine".

ISMP Independent Double Checks                          

June 13, 2013 





ISMP Top Medication Safety

Issues of 2016





Informed Patients

are Good for Safety






Medical Errors and Diabetes Care

(Patient involvement in their own care.)




Insulin Cost






​How Insulin and Glucogon work in the Body










In 2014, almost 93 years after the scientists’ gesture of goodwill, insulin was a $24 billion global industry—and it’s expanding fast. According to a report from P&S Market Research, by 2020 the global insulin market will top $48 billion...

 ​Insulin and glucagon are hormones that help regulate the levels of blood glucose, or sugar, in your body. Glucose, which comes from the food you eat, moves through your bloodstream to help fuel your body...


A manual independent double check of high-alert medications is a strategy that has been widely promoted in healthcare to help detect potentially harmful errors before they reach patients. However, independent double checks used as a risk reduction strategy have long been disputed as well as misused in healthcare.


American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy February 2009
, 66 (4) 389-397; Implementation and evaluation of electronic clinical decision support for compliance with pneumonia and heart failure quality indicators



















Articles, research and reports.


If you’re being admitted to the hospital, you might want to write ‘Person With Diabetes’ across your forehead with a permanent marker...

It’s crucial for pharmacists to be aware of medications associated with high risk for error and harm to patients, and to look for best ways to implement practices for improving safety and patient care.

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