U-M leads state effort to create new standards for kids’ medicine, reduce medication errors

U-M will led a statewide initiative to reduce pediatric medication errors will make Michigan the first state to standardize concentrations for children’s liquid prescriptions.

U-M and the Michigan Pharmacists Association have announced the release of the new standards published on mipedscompounds.org as part of a sweeping campaign to educate prescribers and pharmacists in the state and rest of the country. The move comes after a survey of Michigan pharmacies revealed potential safety risks posed by the lack of standardization of compounded pediatric oral liquids for over 110 different medications in a variety of therapeutic categories.

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