Preventing Medication Errors at Home
Simon Haroutounian,B.Sc.Pharm, M.Sc.Pharm, Ph.D.
Reviews and Awards
"Preventing Medication Errors is a well written guide that in the first part explains everything you need to know about drugs and their effects in our bodies. I really like the case examples presented in some sections, especially in the chapter on pregnancy and breastfeeding where there is also an excellent summary of the considerations during these conditions. The second part gives the reader tips on how to handle medications in common diseases. All in all, I think this is an excellent resource for home use about the optimal use of drugs in order to prevent medication errors." - Robert H. Levin, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California
"Dr Haroutounian's book is about an important and timely topic: the use of medication and how to prevent errors at home. This very readable and didactic book has two parts. The first part describes essentials about drugs and how they work . In the second part, there are very valuable management chapters for the person with different disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, pain, etc. The book benefits form many useful examples which makes it easy and interesting to read. Tens of thousands of people die every year because of side effects and overdosing of drugs. Most of these fatal cases could have been avoided if simple principles about drug efficacy and safety were known by those taking medications. I am convinced that Dr. Haroutounian's book will contribute to a better and safer use of drugs among people in the future." - Troels Staehelin Jensen, MD, DMSc, Professor of Neurology, Director of Diabetic Neuropathy Center, Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University