May 1, 2019: SafeMedicationUse.ca Newsletter - Sun-Sensitive Medications
Ever wonder why it is important that pharmacy staff ask for your birthdate, address or other identification every time you pick up a prescription? It's a way to help make sure that medication is handed to the right person. SafeMedicationUse.ca
continues to receive reports about consumers accidentally receiving another person's medication. In one example, a consumer went to the pharmacy to pick up her medication. But the medication had mistakenly been given to someone else with the same name. The person who received the medication by mistake now had the consumer's information, such as her prescription history. https://safemedicationuse.ca/newsletter/mistaken-identity.html
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