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Schwarz EB, Maselli J, Norton M, Gonzales R. Am J Med. 2005;118:1240-1249.
This study describes prescribing patterns of potentially dangerous medications to nonpregnant young women, suggesting it occurs in 1 of every 13 clinic visits. The most frequent medications implicated include anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, and antibiotics such as doxycycline.
Journal Article > Commentary
Developing a systematic approach to safer medication use during pregnancy: summary of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–convened meeting.
Broussard CS, Frey MT, Hernandez-Diaz S, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;211:208-214.e1.
This commentary summarizes findings from a multidisciplinary panel, convened as part of a broad-based obstetric medication safety improvement initiative, which discussed best practices to identify, evaluate, and disseminate evidence with the goal of providing guidance on these processes and developing a systematic approach for other teams initiating similar efforts.