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Crouch BI, Caravati EM, Moltz E. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66:1292-1296.
This retrospective review of all exposures in children younger than 6 years found that H2-receptor antagonists and metoclopramide were the most common medication errors reported. Most of the dosing errors occurred at home and in children younger than 12 months.
Journal Article > Commentary
Larson CK, Kao H. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175:1750-1751.
Overprescribing can increase risk of dementia, particularly among older patients. This commentary describes an incident involving a patient with moderate dementia that worsened when opioids were prescribed following a fall. After a geriatrician evaluated the patient and suspected polypharmacy, the drugs were stopped, caregivers were educated about how to treat the patient, and the patient improved. Highlighting the importance of environmental interventions in treating this patient, the author reviews strategies to address neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia.