Journal Article
Study

Exploring the potential for using drug indications to prevent look-alike and sound-alike drug errors.

Seoane-Vazquez E, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Alqahtani S, et al. Expert opinion on drug safety. 2017;16:1103-1109.

This experimental study found that including the approved indication along with the generic name reduced medication errors associated with look-alike and sound-alike drug pairs. The authors advocate for incorporating this information into medication prescribing.