US Pharmacopeia identifies look/sound alike drugs

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The US Pharmacopeia says the 3,170 pairs of drug names it has identified that look or sound alike is nearly twice as many as the 1,750 pairs that were identified in its last report on the issue in 2004. The USP's 8th annual national Medmarx Data Report says that more than 1,400 commonly used drugs are involved in errors linked to look-alike or sound-alike drug names. 

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