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Opioids, Recalls and Medical Error at the Forefront of Patient Safety

Opioid Crisis

Today, the most pressing patient safety issues are the urgency of address the proliferation of both prescription and illicit drugs, the ability of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to monitor the safety of prescription medicines after they enter the market and the need to accurately track the number of deaths caused by medical mistakes.

Importing Drugs: Is It Safe and Responsible?

As Americans continue to grapple with the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, many are turning to other countries to access medications they need at prices they can afford.

The Challenge of Cold Chain Logistics

Thermometer

While some of the guidelines for the transportation, handling, storage and delivery of temperaturesensitive medications are basic and vague, advances in technology help to ensure these drugs are
safe and effective when they reach their site of administration.