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High-risk medicines have been proven to be safe and effective. However, these medicines can cause serious injury if a mistake happens while taking them. It is very important for individuals to know about these high-risk medications and take them exactly as directed.

The Great Plains QIN team recently developed the “High-Risk Medicines: Facts for Consumers” tool which aims to empower and educate individuals about the potential dangers associated with certain medications. This tool can help individuals better understand high-risk medications, their inherent risks and how they may affect one’s well-being. As a care provider community, we can utilize this tool to help patients and family members understand the side effects of certain medications, address concerns and answer questions. high risk medicines

Access the High-Risk Medicines Tool

Access the High-Risk Medicines Tool to help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the potential risks posed by medications, such as opioids, blood thinners and diabetes medicines, when used or distributed incorrectly.

Visit the Consumer Medication Safety Web site for a comprehensive list of high-alert medications and safety tips.


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