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Journal Article > Study
Alkan A, Yasar A, Karci E, et al. Support Care Cancer. 2017;25:229-236.
Specific medication classes have been deemed potentially inappropriate for older adults due to high risk of adverse drug events. This medical record review study uncovered significant rates of drug–drug interactions and use of potentially inappropriate medications in cancer patients older than 65, consistent with prior studies. The authors suggest that strategies to improve prescribing in older adults are needed.
Journal Article > Commentary
Schulmeister L. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2006;10:271-273.
The author discusses proposed recommendations for preventing intrathecal administration of vincristine.
Legislation/Regulation > Sentinel Event Alerts
The Joint Commission. Sentinel Event Alert. July 14, 2005;(34):1-3.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) issued this alert to bring attention to a rare but potentially severe administration error reported with the cancer drug vincristine. A previous editorial discusses similar errors.