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Medication incidents that could have been prevented at the prescribing stage

Systems-based vulnerabilities are reflected in the volume and type of medication errors, and anonymous reporting demonstrates a commitment to an open culture of sharing...

Medication Safety Program wins award

As our population ages, more people are managing multiple chronic and complex conditions requiring many different types of medication.  The desire to empower patients...

Transforming medication safety with barcode technology

The pharmacy team at Markham Stouffville Hospital remembers the first patient whose identification bracelet included a barcode. That barcode enabled the BoxPicker, a state of...

Plain Language Labelling Initiative is long overdue

Many seniors have trouble with the labels on prescription drugs. The print is too small to read, and the words are often medical terms...

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