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Barcode all prescriptions?
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YES
This will help cut potentially fatal medication errors
NO
It is too expensive and tedious an undertaking
 
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An estimated 7,000 people die each year from medication errors that are totally preventable. Computer-readable barcodes for all prescription and over-the-counter medications make it easier to give the right medication and the right dosage.

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It is not always feasible to label these products. This overly ambitious and expensive undertaking unnecessarily and unfairly burdens the healthcare industry. Most hospitals do not have the technology or computer compatibility to read these codes.

 

 



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