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Do not let "Depo-" medications be a depot for mistakes.

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 24, 2016;21:1-4.

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April 13, 2016

ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 24, 2016;21:1-4.

Confusion due to look-alike and sound-alike medications are known to contribute to medication errors. Describing errors associated with a certain medication naming convention, this newsletter article offers recommendations to reduce risks related to these drugs, including labeling clarifications, storing medications separately, barcode scanning, and staff education.

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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 24, 2016;21:1-4.

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