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12/21/2004: Automated Systems for Drugs Examined in Report: Computers Can Add to Medication Errors (The Washington Post; subscription may be required)
Excerpt: Computer systems designed to prevent medication errors in hospitals can actually contribute to mistakes, according to a new report. As more hospitals have implemented automated systems for administering drugs, the number of errors associated with them has risen, according to an annual report on medication errors released yesterday by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), a nonprofit group that sets standards for the drug industry.
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