I thought you all might get a
out of this
I am a certified Pharmacy Technician. While I was in school to become a tech, we learned about medication errors and how to minimize them. Here are a few direct quotes from one of my textbooks:
"On the basis of a summary of several studies, Allan and Barker (1990) estimated that medication errors occur at a rate of about one per patient per day."
"Patients suffer from the unwanted effects of drugs. Such events are called medication misadventures
." (the term was bolded in the textbook)
All of us students were flabbergasted by the frequency of errors and the fact that side effects were made to sound minor....medication misadventure? WTF? This is about the time I started to become quite disillusioned with the whole pharmaceutical industry