8/15/2000

ASHP Submits Testimony on Patient Safety and Medication Errors

In written testimony submitted to the Senate committee investigating medical errors, ASHP stated that the "safety of the medication-use process in hospitals and health systems is the distinct responsibility of the institution's pharmacy department." The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions met Jan. 26 and Feb. 1 to discuss recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine in its report "To Err Is Human." ASHP offered to act as a resource to the committee as it continues discussions on medication errors and develops legislation.

Click here to view ASHP's written testimony. 

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