Journal Article

Evaluation of the frequency of dispensing electronically discontinued medications and associated outcomes.

Copi EJ, Kelley LR, Fisher KK. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 2018;58:S46-S50.

Community pharmacy dispensing errors are an important cause of ambulatory adverse drug events. In this academic health system, 5% of prescriptions were dispensed inadvertently—the providers had ordered to discontinue them. Most unintentionally dispensed prescriptions were high-risk medications, such as anticoagulants, insulin, and diuretics.