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Baxter and the ISMP address global medication error prevention

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The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), with the support of Baxter International, is launching a 2-year International Safe Medication Management Fellowship program to elevate awareness of medication error prevention.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), with the support of Baxter International, is launching a 2-year International Safe Medication Management Fellowship program to elevate awareness of medication error prevention. According to FDA, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the United States. "Medication errors can occur at any point in the health care delivery system," said Dheerendra Kommala, MD, vice president, Medical Affairs, Baxter. "The ISMP Fellowship programs allow health care practitioners identify best practices in medication error prevention and equip them with the tools and training for implementation in their local markets to advance patient safety." Fellows at the program, which will be based at ISMP's offices in Horsham, PA, will attend critical multi-country medication safety events and collaborate on efforts to address unsafe naming, labeling, and packaging of medicines. In addition, they will work directly with domestic and international professional medication safety groups and will advocate for standardized practices that can improve medication safety worldwide.

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