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February 28, 2017: Gaps in Medication Monitoring May Contribute to Death

As part of ongoing collaboration with several provincial offices of the Chief Coroner or Medical Examiner, ISMP Canada received a report about the death of a woman who was taking levothyroxine but had not undergone monitoring for an extensive period. This bulletin describes the suboptimal follow-up and monitoring of this patient 's hypothyroidism and suggests strategies to overcome the challenges associated with the management of patients with chronic disorders.  Read more ...