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March 23, 2018: SafeMedicationUse.ca Newsletter -  Do NOT Delay Starting Certain Medications

Some medications, such as blood thinners, should be started right away. In certain cases, a delayed start could cause harm. It is important for consumers to know which medications should be started right away. SafeMedicationUse.ca received a report of a consumer who left the hospital with a prescription for a blood thinner. However, because his pharmacy was unable to fill the prescription for a few days, he could not start the medication right away. While waiting for the prescription to be filled, the consumer's leg became swollen.  Read more ...