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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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An international medication safety call to action is aimed at preventing fatalities due to medication errors with concentrated potassium injection, inadvertent intraspinal injection of vincristine, and accidental daily instead of weekly dosing of methotrexate in patients with psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis.
A study led by ISMP senior scientist Thomas J. Moore and published in JAMA Internal Medicine estimates the costs of pivotal clinical trials that the FDA relies on to prove the benefits of new drugs.
Caffeine powder is marketed as a “pick-me-up”, and young people and athletes sometimes use it to make inexpensive, homemade caffeinated drinks and foods. But use of this powder can result in serious harm, including death.