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Medication errors harm millions

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Pharmacists and physicians belong to two of the most trusted professions in America. We routinely follow our doctors advice regarding drugs they prescribe and then trust that our pharmacists will correctly fill the order. Unfortunately, many times our trust is misplaced. Today the Institute of Medicine released a report noting that medication errors harm 1.5 million people each year. The Institute estimates that these errors cost the nation at least $3.5 billion annually.