News and Press

Safe medication practices depend on communication within the healthcare community, including patients and their families. ISMP is at the forefront of medication error reporting and guidance on safe medication practices,  and is often cited in the media as a reputable resource for current information and emerging trends. ISMP's News and Press Center includes news releases, blog posts, statements and other communications. 

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A white paper recently released by ISMP stresses the need for Medication Safety Officers to be included as an integral part of the healthcare team and provides detailed information for hospital leadership on the value of creating a dedicated position directly responsible for and empowered to lead medication safety strategy and implementation.
The International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a summit for regulators on drug container labeling and packaging safety on June 19 and 20, 2018, to advance global harmonization of standards and reduce overall harm associated with medication errors.
A study published as an online first in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that 77% of patients taking zolpidem (known by the brand names of Ambien, Edluar and Zolpimist), the most widely used prescription sleep medication, were not observing FDA recommendations to promote safe use.