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Long-term low-dose hydroxychloroquine use associated with low risk for retinopathy

A higher hydroxychloroquine dose was associated with progressively greater risk.
17 Jan 2023

Safety nets catch at-risk patients

Brigham and Women's Hospital has seen positive results from creating ambulatory safety nets for patients at risk for cancer.
1 Jan 2020

Bupivacaine, propofol could be easily confused, safety group warns

A medication safety coalition last week warned that local anesthetic bupivacaine (Exparel) looks similar to propofol, and its accidental use could cause serious adverse events and death.
3 Apr 2012

Lack of coordination between health care systems associated with fatal opioid overdoses

Veterans who received opioid prescriptions from both inside and outside the Veterans Affairs health system had two to three times the risk for fatal overdose versus those who received prescriptions from only one source.
12 Mar 2019

Reducing the risks of opioid management

Patients with known drug-seeking behavior can be managed by establishing and closely following office procedures.
1 Jun 2013

Drivers not always told about their prescriptions' potentially impairing effects

Patients who had been prescribed sedatives and narcotics were most likely to report receiving information about potential impairment, while those prescribed stimulants and antidepressants less frequently received information about potential impairments.
7 Nov 2017

With EHRs or paper, outpatient practices can improve safety

The idea is evolving that improving transitions of care from hospital to outpatient settings reduces readmissions. From medication lists to tracking labs to missed referrals that delay diagnosis, an expert in the field considers it all.
1 May 2010

Short-term oral corticosteroid use common, but may pose risks

Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study and self-controlled case series to determine the frequency of prescriptions for less than 30 days of oral corticosteroids and any association with adverse events.
18 Apr 2017

Two-thirds of adverse drug event hospitalizations in elderly linked to four drugs

Just four drugs were involved in more than two-thirds of the hospitalizations of older patients for adverse drug events from 2007 through 2009, a new analysis found.
6 Dec 2011

Drug overdoses leading cause of injury death in U.S., report says

Half of the annual overdose deaths are related to prescription drugs, which more than 2 million Americans misuse, the report stated.
23 Jun 2015

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