Anthony R. Cox*, N. J. Langford

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Medical errors are increasingly being highlighted as an unnecessary cause of morbidity and mortality. Such situations are increasingly likely to occur if each country has its own improved name for each individual drug, particularly as health-care staff are becoming increasingly mobile across the world. Standardization of drug names will help reduce the risk of such errors. However because of the change between BANs and rINNS there is potential for short-term problems. Healthcare staff need to be aware of such problems to try and minimize the damage they could potentially cause. In the longer term these name changes will hopefully prevent errors from occurring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-495
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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