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Revealed: patients at risk due to drug dose errors

Doctors are making serious errors in the way they are prescribing blood-thinning medicines, leaving thousands of patients at risk of stroke, potentially fatal bleeding and other serious adverse side effects.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
9th March, 2014

Doctors are making serious errors in the way they are prescribing blood-thinning medicines, leaving thousands of patients at risk of stroke, potentially fatal bleeding and other serious adverse side effects, the state's Medicines Management Programme has warned.

The Medicines Management Programme (MMP) took the unprecedented step of writing to 2,500 doctors nationwide last week to highlight what it described as the prescribing of inappropriate doses in many cases.

It also expressed concern at the high number...

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