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Patient Safety
and Risk Resources

Medication Management Resources

  • MAY 23, 2016
    Know Your Source: Protect Your Patients and Your Practice from Unsafe Medications
    Susan Marr, MSA, LHRM, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
    There is a growing network of rogue wholesale drug distributors selling potentially unsafe drugs in the U.S. market. To combat this threat, the FDA has launched the Know Your Source campaign to ensure physicians are aware of the problem and to help them play their part in protecting the integrity of the U.S. drug supply chain.
  • DEC 01, 2015
    In-Office Dispensing
    Susan L. Marr, MSA, CPHRM, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, and Debbie Hill, MBA, LHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II
    In-office dispensing saves the patient time and increases convenience, as well as reduces pharmacy call backs and provides additional revenue for the practice.
  • SEP 22, 2015
    Are Your Prescribing Practices Secure?
    Prescription theft and abuse is a real and growing problem, making it imperative for physicians to protect themselves and their practices.
  • JAN 01, 2015
    Off-Label Use: Patient Safety and Risk Management Implications
    Kim Hathaway, MSN, CPHRM, and Richard Cahill, JD
    The standard for appropriate off-label use of medications and other products is what other similarly trained physicians would do, not what the manufacturer of the medication or product recommends.
  • JUN 06, 2014
    Disposing of Unused Drug Samples
    Improper disposal of drug samples is a potential liability issue if the medicines are taken by others and then cause harm. Learn how to safely dispose of unused medications.
  • MAR 01, 2014
    Globalization and Counterfeit Drugs
    Thomas T. Kubic and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
    Protect yourself and your patients from the consequences of receiving or distributing non-FDA-approved drug products.
    From The Doctor's Advocate
  • MAY 24, 2013
    David B. Troxel, MD
    PDR+, an application designed to facilitate compliance and enhance existing electronic health record platforms, is available at no cost to providers.
    From The Doctor's Advocate
  • FEB 20, 2013
    When Prescribing Drugs, a Physician Has a Duty to Warn Patients
    The prescribing physician, not the drug manufacturer, has the responsibility or "duty to warn" a patient of a prescription drug's side effects.
  • NOV 27, 2012
    REMS: Opioid-Related Patient Safety and Liability
    David B. Troxel, MD
    The FDA's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program addresses the epidemic of adverse events related to the inappropriate prescribing, misuse, and abuse of long-acting opioids.
    From The Doctor's Advocate
  • OCT 30, 2012
    It Hurts: The Patient with Noncancer Pain
    Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, and Howard Marcus, MD, FACP
    Physicians who treat acute and chronic pain need to be comfortable and secure in their competency and cognizant of the correct dosing guidelines, which may have dramatically changed in the past decade.
  • JUN 26, 2012
    Effective Informed Consent: Fostering a Dialogue
    Effective informed consent requires a dialogue with the patient wherein they feel comfortable fully participating by asking clarifying questions and offering personal concerns.
  • APR 16, 2012
    Medication-Related Errors and Liability: What Can You Do?
    David B. Troxel, MD
    This article outlines strategies for mitigation of medication-related errors.
  • SEP 01, 2011
    A Tragic Lesson in Drug Safety
    David B. Troxel, MD
    This case study highlights the dangers of not being fully knowledgeable about a prescribed medication.
  • SEP 01, 2011
    Medication Safety
    Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
    Medication safety is a critical component of safe patient care, whether it is general medication knowledge or a provider's awareness of all medications that a patient is taking.
  • JUL 26, 2011
    Medicine Is an Open Book Exam
    Howard Marcus, MD, FACP
    Dr. Howard Marcus outlines a case of acute salicylate poisoning and how point-of-care knowledge tools could have improved the outcome.
  • JUN 22, 2010
    Dilaudid-Related Morbidity and Mortality from Respiratory Depression
    Howard Marcus, MD, FACP
    Patient safety organizations and the FDA are focusing on ways to reduce patient harm from opioids.
  • JUN 02, 2010
    Sample Medications
    Physicians have the same duty of care to patients receiving samples as they do to patients being given prescriptions.
  • JUN 01, 2010
    Focusing on Selection and Management of Therapy
    Robin Diamond, JD, RN, and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
    Claims dealing with selection and management of therapy illustrate how ineffective communication and lack of coordination of care play an important role in adverse events.

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