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Be on the Lookout for Mix-Ups with Medicines that Share Similar Letters.

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FDA Alert

Access to naloxone can save a life during an opioid overdose.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to make it easier for people to have naloxone available to use by making it available on store shelves instead of behind the pharmacy counter.

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Safety Alert

Staying safe when using new medications for obesity

Consumers should be aware using semaglutide that is not from the manufacturer (Novo Nordisk) can be dangerous.

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Important information regarding an expiration date extension on some Paxlovid prescriptions

An authorized extension to the expiration date of some Paxlovid prescriptions has caused confusion.

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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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