Tallman lettering as a strategy for differentiation in look-alike, sound-alike drug names: the role of familiarity in differentiating drug doppelgangers.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This study found that Tallman lettering—in which specific letters in drug names are printed in capital letters to avoid being mistaken for a look-alike or sound-alike medication—led to more effective detection of changes between drugs by health care professionals and consumers. A prior WebM&M commentary discussed Tallman lettering as one strategy for improving the safety of look-alike and sound-alike medications.