Studies show more Americans die from medicine related problems than from heart attacks or cancer. The rate stands at the equivalent of 6 jumbo jets crashing everyday!*
To add to this one third of us will be admitted into hospital at some point in our lifetime due to medication problems. Over the past 20 years this problem has increased fivefold and continues to grow. Over 500,000 people in Australia per year will experience a side effect from their medication!
In over half of the cases investigated, these medication problems were considered to have been preventable. This ground breaking book is based on the award winning prescription safety check system - Chemconsult®.
The aim of this book is to reduce medication problems. Enclosed is a checklist of questions to ask your Pharmacist each time you have a prescription dispensed.
* The research was based on 21,733 consults in Australian community pharmacies between August
2008 and July 2009 using the Australian-developed Chemconsult® prescription safety check system.