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Safe Use workshop set

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA officials discuss the status of Safe Use Initiative activities and future projects at a public workshop in November. According to the agency's website, FDA will gather input and perspectives for directions toward the development of "collaborative, cross-sector safe medication use activities with healthcare stakeholders." FDA scheduled the meeting for Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST, and Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Silver Spring, Md. FDA launched the initiative in 2008 to reduce the likelihood of preventable injury and death caused by medical errors, unintentional exposure to drugs, misuse, abuse or attempts at self-harm (1"The Tan Sheet" May 10, 2010)

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