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Case report of a medication error by look-alike packaging: a classic surrogate marker of an unsafe system.
Schnoor J, Rogalski C, Frontini R, Engelmann N, Heyde CE. Patient Saf Surg. 2015;9:12.
Look-alike sound-alike medications can contribute to confusion and result in drug administration errors. This commentary illustrates how switching to a generic brand of medication to save costs was a factor in recurring underdosing errors. The authors provide recommendations to improve the safety of stocking medications.
Information Exchange System Alert. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; July 18, 2007.
This international announcement provides guidance on the safe administration of the chemotherapeutic agent vincristine.