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EXPERTS EDUCATE PATIENTS ON DRUG ERRORS

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The number of Americans making mistakes with prescription medicines is staggering—more than 100,000 each year. These errors sometimes lead to serious health problems or even death. During the recent Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week, the Department of Veterans Affairs offered the following tips for patients to avoid prescription mistakes: