prevent mix-ups due to drug names that sound or look alike

Renewed efforts are now underway to prevent mix-ups due to drug names that sound or look alike.

Confusion in drug names accounts for about 15% of med errors.

There are over 750 confusingly similar drug names...the new analgesic Procet and Percocet...Panlor DC and Pamelor...Celebrex and Celexa...Lantus and Lente insulin...Lamisil and Lamictal...Plavix and Paxil...Aricept and Aciphex...Singulair and Sinequan...and on and on.

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