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If you or a loved one have experienced a mistake with a medication or have a safety concern to share with others, we would like to hear from you.

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FDA Alert

Pregnant or Breastfeeding? FDA Aims to Improve Drug Information

The FDA is helping people and their health care providers know more about the effects of medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Safety Article

Beware of desiccants in blister cards

There are are a number of reports about patients swallowing desiccant tablets that are packaged within blister cards holding everolimus tablets from Biocon Biologics..

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Don’t mix up concentrated "ibuprofen infant drops" with "children’s ibuprofen"

Ibuprofen for children is available in chewable tablets (100 mg each) and an oral suspension (liquid). But parents may not be aware that there are two different concentrations of the oral suspension.

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We help everyday folks take medication safely is provided to you by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). This unique website is designed to help you, the consumer, avoid mistakes when taking medicines.

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Medication Errors Happen

Errors with medicine are preventable. Most do not cause harm, but occasionally they can. They can still happen anywhere medicine is prescribed, dispensed, purchased or used. However, you can play an important part in staying safe.

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Having knowledge and understanding about safe medication practices is an excellent way in preventing an error from happening to you or a loved one. Our website is designed to exclusively bring the message of medication error prevention directly to you, the consumer.

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