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Glenn Flores, MD; April 2006
With no one to interpret for them and pharmacy instructions printed only in English, nonEnglish-speaking parents give their child a 12.5-fold overdose of a medication.
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Kuehn BM. JAMA. 2014;311:2159-2160.
Many adults do not understand instructions for common liquid prescription medications, potentially increasing the risk of serious medication errors. This piece discusses the effort to standardize metrics in dosing instructions for both hospital and community pharmacies to reduce errors in liquid medication administration.