Read the Prescription Label by Mary Sue McAslan Pharm.D.
and other tips to prevent deadly and costly medication errors

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In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published its landmark report, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” in which it stated that nearly 98,000 people die needlessly every year due to preventable medical mistakes. In 2009, the Consumer’s Union published a report, “To Err Is Human—To Delay Is Deadly,” stating that we are no better off today than we were ten years ago and that a million lives have been lost and billions of dollars wasted due to medical mistakes. Enter Dr. Mary Sue McAslan, pharmacist and medication safety expert. With over thirty years’ experience, she provides clever, easy-to-follow safety tips for the average healthcare consumer. These simple tips will prevent serious medication errors from happening at the hospital, the doctor’s office, the pharmacy, and at home.

About Mary Sue McAslan Pharm.D.

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Dr. Mary Sue McAslan has led numerous quality improvement teams in large healthcare institutions and managed care organizations. She has appeared on network TV and local newspapers with consumer advice including “Go NUTS—Ask your pharmacist for help.” Read the Prescription Label is a book for every person who takes prescription medications or cares for someone who does. Visit her website at— PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR SAFER HEALTHCARE or e-mail her at
Published February 6, 2012 by BalboaPress. 207 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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