Medication Error Information

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

Almost everyone takes medication at one time or another. Recent studies reveal that

in any given week four out of every five U.S. adults will use prescription medicines

over-the-counter drugs, or dietary supplements of some sort, and nearly one-third of

adults will take five or more different medications.

What is shocking is the number of people harmed by medications.

• Conservatively, at least 1.5 million people per year are harmed by medications. Many medication errors are never reported.

• 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors.

• At least 400,000 drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals or approximately one medication error per patiend per day,
resulting in at least $3.5 billion extra medical costs.

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