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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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Double check prescription medicine dispensed in a manufacturer’s container

Even if you receive your prescription medicine in the original manufacturer’s container, it is still important to be on the lookout for a medication error.

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Medicine approved to treat preterm birth is taken off the market

If your doctor prescribes Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) to prevent preterm birth, know that this medicine is no longer approved by the FDA and should not be used.

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Advice From FDA

Using hand sanitizer safely

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This Cold and Flu Season Keep Children Safe — Keep All Medicines Up and Away

With cold and flu season approaching, it's the perfect time to plan for safe medication storage habits!

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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 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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