Travel Alert: Same Name, Different Drug

July 01, 2008

Medication Safety

Various foreign medications have names that are very similar, if not identical, to unrelated US drugs; several are reviewed as reminders in this article, along with recommendations to avoid confusion.

Pain Relief: Striking the Right Balance

July 01, 2008

Counseling Focus

Misconceptions about medications to treat chronic pain persist;patient education and proper adherence are critical to ensure that patients accrue maximum benefit from analgesics.

Roundup: Preventing Medication Errors in Health Systems

July 01, 2008

Health Systems Pharmacy

Errors can occur at any step of the medication process—from prescribing to administration. Everyone involved in patient care must work to prevent these errors from occurring.