MEDICATION ERRORS: Open 1, take 2?

November 2005 
Volume 35  Number 11
Pages 12 - 12
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A pharmacist reported six instances of the wrong strength of antipsychotic risperidone tablets under the trade name Risperdal M-TAB being dispensed to a nursing unit; in one case, the error reached the patient. Supplied in blister packs containing four tablets, the drug comes in 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg strengths.

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