• 7 Simple Ways to Protect Your Child From an Accidental Poisoning

    Have you ever thought about where medicines are kept in your home through the eyes of your child? Medicines left on counters, nightstands, in purses and bags, or on the ground are easily within reach of a young child. What's more, many medicines are brightly colored and look like candy, making them appetizing to children.

    Read more...
  • Don’t open Pradaxa capsules

    Those who take Pradaxa (dabigatran) capsules may not know they should be swallowed whole. The capsules should never be broken, chewed, or opened to take the medicine. Studies have shown that the medicine absorbs too fast if the capsules are opened, chewed, or broken. This can cause serious bleeding.

    Read more...
  • Advice from FDA: Allergy Meds Could Affect Your Driving

    Allergy season is here again. Pollen, ragweed, pet dander, and dust mites can trigger allergies. Your body produces histamines when it comes in contact with these triggers. Histamines can cause a number of reactions including, a stuffy nose, your nose and eyes to run, itchy eyes, and an itchy rash or hives.

    Read more...

Take Our Poll

At an office visit, if your doctor sends a prescription directly to your pharmacy electronically using a computer, does your doctor give you a printout of the prescription (clearly marked as a copy) that lists the medicine, dose, and directions for use?

Preventing Diagnostic Error

npsf.de

Medication Safety Alerts

FDA Safety Alerts

Show Your Support!

ISMP needs your help to continue our life saving work