Articles tagged as 'PatientSafety'

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New podcast long read – Patient's advocate
The latest episode of the Drug Safety Matters podcast has dropped. Tune in to hear Marie Lindquist reflect on a career dedicated to patient safety.

Serious errors with two-component vaccines risk harm and damage trust
Medication errors can harm individual patients. But when errors also undermine trust in public health programmes, serious problems can ripple across entire communities.

International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) – Targeting medication errors
The International Medication Safety Network has medication errors in its sights, developing and distributing safety practices that promote medication safety.

Safety concerns with mesh implants – The regulator's voice
A regulator responds to the public outcry against patient harms suffered by women with surgical mesh implants.

MedSafetyWeek 2019
From 25-29 November, 2019, UMC and medicine regulatory authorities around the world will join forces for #MedSafetyWeek to raise awareness of side effects of medicines.

Fifteen years of patient reporting
The Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb recognises there is a big leap between enabling patients to report and achieving more integrated patient involvement.

Safety concerns with mesh implants – The patient's voice
Following serious complications experienced by women with surgical mesh implants, patients and authorities alike believe tighter regulation on medical devices is needed.

Polypharmacy and pharmacovigilance
Patients with multiple medical conditions – and, consequently, needing multiple medications – present one of the greatest challenges currently facing health services.

#MedSafetyWeek encourages reporting of suspected side effects
#MedSafetyWeek returns for its fifth year, spreading the word to healthcare professionals and patients alike on the importance of reporting suspected side effects of medicines.

Introducing Drug Safety Matters
Coming soon – Uppsala Monitoring Centre’s new podcast taking on the most pressing issues in medicines safety today.

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