Who tracks Medication Errors?
III. U.S. Pharmacopeia
a. I only
b. I and II only
c. II and III only
Answer: All. Medication Errors are tracked by the following administrations:
1. The Food and Drug Administration: Accepts reports from consumers and health professionals about products regulated by the FDA, including drugs and medical devices, through MedWatch, the FDA's safety information and adverse event reporting program.
2. Institute for Safe Medication Practices: Accepts reports from consumers and health professionals related to medication. Publishes Safe Medicine, a consumer newsletter on medication errors.
3. U.S. Pharmacopeia: The Medication Errors Reporting (MER) Program, in cooperation with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, is a voluntary national medication error reporting program.
4. MedMARX: USP's anonymous medication error reporting program used by hospitals. These data are not submitted to the FDA.