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A comparison of the effects of different typographical methods on the recognizability of printed drug names.
Or CKL, Wang H. Drug Saf. 2014;37:351-359.
Limited data exists regarding how pharmacies can prevent look-alike, sound-alike medication errors. This study found that several methods of text enhancement—including boldface type and "tall man" lettering—improved the accuracy of drug identification for look-alike drugs.
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Chui MA, Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä M, Snyder ME, eds. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15:811-906.
Medication safety is a worldwide challenge. This special issue discusses factors affecting the reliability of the ordering, dispensing, and administration of medications across a range of environments. Articles cover topics such as the need to deepen understanding of safety in community pharmacies, the use of smart pumps for high-alert medications, and the international effort to reduce medication-related harm.