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Journal Article

Current approaches to punitive action for medication errors by boards of pharmacy.

Holdsworth M, Wittstrom K, Yeitrakis T. The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2013;47:475-81.

The majority of state licensing boards pursue disciplinary action, such as license suspension, against pharmacists who are involved in medication errors. This occurs despite a consensus that such punitive measures are unlikely to improve patient safety.