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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

All consumer medication information is not created equal: implications for medication safety.

Monkman H, Kushniruk AW. Studies in health technology and informatics. 2017;234:233-237.

Medication management in outpatient settings requires patients to recognize adverse medication effects. This expert review study found that standardized information from a large Canadian retail pharmacy lacked key information about possible adverse effects and drug interactions. The authors suggest that this information gap leads to an urgent and addressable patient safety risk.