mederror.jpgThe Medication Errors Panel, Persuant to California Senate Concurrent Resolution 49:

“The most recent estimate of costs associated with drug-related morbidity and mortality in the U.S. exceeds $177 billion per year. Amazingly, this amount is significantly greater than the amount actually spent on prescription drugs during the same year. In terms of patient harm, the Institute of Medicine projects that at least 1.5 million Americans are sickened, injured or killed each year by medication errors. “