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Journal Article > Commentary
Cohen MC. Hosp Pharm. 2009;44:374-378.
This monthly selection of medication error reports includes examples of drug name confusion, communication failures, and insulin pen misuse.
Information for healthcare professionals: risk of transmission of blood-borne pathogens from shared use of insulin pens.
FDA Alert [US Food and Drug Administration Web site]. March 19, 2009.
This announcement alerts clinicians and patients that insulin pens and insulin cartridges are never to be used on more than one patient.