1.5 million Americans get sick, injured or killed each year because of avoidable errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications

The National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine recently released a new report concluding at least 1.5 million Americans get sick, injured or killed each year because of avoidable errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications. The study also shows the extra medical costs of treating drug-related injuries occurring only in hospitals are at least $3.5 billion a year.

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