Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Great Resource for Consumers

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has put together a useful and informative consumer website regarding medication safety. Here is the link:

The site has a lot of features like error reporting, safety tools, many safety articles for consumers, etc. The ISMP just got a grant to do a full section on insulin safety for patients with diabetes. They are also adding a number of safety videos for consumers, a new FDA-ISMP partnership page, and a lot more is planned. The stories you will see are all original and mainly derived from the error reports that the ISMP receives through their reporting programs.

Consumers can also sign up for customized medication safety alerts.

The ISMP is a federally certified patient safety organization (PSO), providing legal protection and confidentiality for submitted patient safety data and error reports.

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