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Journal Article
Commentary

In the eye of the storm: the role of the pharmacist in medication safety during the COVID-19 pandemic at an urban teaching hospital.

Kanaan AO, Sullivan KM, Seed SM, et al. Pharmacy (Basel). 2020;8(4):225.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability of pharmacists to ensure medication safety. This article uses case scenarios to highlight challenges encountered due to the COVID-19 pandemic that required changes in pharmacist roles. Strategies to overcome challenges related to monitoring medications used to treat patients with COVID-19, preventing errors with laboratory reporting, and managing drug shortages are discussed.