Purdue University is investigating medication errors and providing recommendations for preventing them. Backed by a $25-million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc, the newly formed special team of researchers will establish a program that will reduce medication errors and enable pharmacists, physicians, and nurses to hone their skills by improving drug distribution and administration systems.
The university plans to develop community-based models to better use pharmacists to help with early detection and management of adverse drug events. As a model, the medication-error response team will use Purdue's Technical Assistance Program, which connects Indiana companies with Purdue resources, to create a pharmaceutical technical assistance program. The researchers also will develop systems, much like those currently found in industry, to reduce drug errors.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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