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Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, August 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 09-0086-C.
This guide provides information for consumers taking the blood thinner, warfarin.
Journal Article > Study
Cooper WO, Hernandez-Diaz S, Arbogast PG, et al. N Engl J Med. 2006;354:2443-2451.
This U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)– and AHRQ–funded study documents the possibility of adverse effects on the fetus when mothers take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Lin R-G II, Watanabe T. Los Angeles Times. November 22, 2007;A1.
This article reports on a non-fatal medication error that involved several neonates (including the newborn twins of actor Dennis Quaid) receiving a concentration of heparin 1000 times higher than intended. The discussion includes current hospital efforts to prevent medication errors and the growing interest in use of bar coding technology. A similar error captured headlines in 2006 when it caused the deaths of three infants.