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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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Tricky Dosing for an Important COVID-19 Medicine (Paxlovid)

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FDA Alert

A Recipe for Danger: Social Media Challenges Involving Medicine

The FDA wants you to be aware of dangerous social media trends especially when involving misusing medicines

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Safety Article

Important safety news for pets!

Fluorouracil is a medicine used to treat certain skin conditions (e.g., actinic or solar keratosis, basal cell cancer). The package labeling for this medicine (Carac, Efudex, Tolak) has been updated to warn people about accidental exposure to pets.

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Mix-ups between fluticasone formulations

Over the past few years, ISMP has received multiple reports of mix-ups involving fluticasone propionate aerosol metered-dose inhalers (Flovent HFA) and fluticasone propionate nasal spray (Flonase).

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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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Why You Can Trust Us is run by a team of healthcare providers who specialize in medication safety. We are specially trained to provide authentic, real-world content that empowers consumers to play a vital role in their own medication safety. All our content is original, and our website is advertisement free.

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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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We rely on consumers like you who share your stories of errors and other potential hazards with your medicine. This helps us learn from you. It also helps us provide memorable stories about actual errors (deidentified) that have happened and how others can prevent them for happening to them.

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