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Study

Identification and safe storage of look-alike, sound-alike medicines in automated dispensing cabinets.

Ruutiainen HK, Kallio MM, Kuitunen SK. Eur J Hosp Pharm. 2021;Epub Jan 17.

Automated drug dispensing systems can reduce medication dispensing and administration errors.  However, this study found that medication automated dispensing cabinets ADCs)in one hospital frequently contained look-alike, sound-alike (LASA) medications, which may increase the risk for medication error.