When most people think of technological advancements they think about cell phones, tablets, and other hand held devices. They sometimes think of GPS systems and other tracking devices. Technological advances, however, are also a part of other aspects of our lives.
The clinical labelling of medications and other prescription items have also advanced because of technology. Packaging services and pill marking systems help patients more carefully and accurately take their prescribed medicines. Without the proper packaging and clinical labelling, accidental over or under dosage is more likely.
Some of the most common medication errors include the following:
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