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Communicating doses of pediatric liquid medicines to parents/caregivers: a comparison of written dosing directions on prescriptions with labels applied by dispensed pharmacy.

Shah R, Blustein L, Kuffner E, et al. Communicating doses of pediatric liquid medicines to parents/caregivers: a comparison of written dosing directions on prescriptions with labels applied by dispensed pharmacy. J Pediatr. 2014;164(3):596-601.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.11.007.

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May 21, 2014
Shah R, Blustein L, Kuffner E, et al. J Pediatr. 2014;164(3):596-601.e1.

This observational study of community pharmacies found that liquid medication dosing instructions for pediatric patients did not consistently reflect recommended best practices. This finding underscores the need to translate safety research into clinical practice.

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Shah R, Blustein L, Kuffner E, et al. Communicating doses of pediatric liquid medicines to parents/caregivers: a comparison of written dosing directions on prescriptions with labels applied by dispensed pharmacy. J Pediatr. 2014;164(3):596-601.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.11.007.