Accepted for Publication: April 20, 2011.
Published Online: June 13, 2011. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.256
Author Contributions: Dr Schiff had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Schiff, Galanter, Lodolce, Koronkowski, and Lambert. Acquisition of data: Schiff, Galanter, Duhig, Lodolce, Koronkowski, and Lambert. Analysis and interpretation of data: Schiff, Lodolce, and Lambert. Drafting of the manuscript: Schiff, Duhig, and Lambert. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Schiff, Galanter, Duhig, Lodolce, Koronkowski, and Lambert. Obtained funding: Schiff, Galanter, and Lambert. Administrative, technical, and material support: Galanter, Duhig, Koronkowski, and Lambert. Study supervision: Schiff.
Financial Disclosure: In the past 3 years, Dr Lambert has served as consultant for Abbott Laboratories and Transcept Pharmaceuticals Inc. He owns stock in Pharm I.R. Inc (his own company, specializing in preventing and detecting drug name confusion errors) and has given expert testimony in the cases Hernandez vs Schering (for Hernandez) and Mason vs General Electric Company et al (for Mason). He has received grants from Abbott Laboratories, Novartis, and Ortho McNeil and received patents from BLL Consulting Inc (related to preventing drug name confusions). He has also served as an unpaid member of the board of directors of Med-Errs Inc.
Funding/Support: This work was supported in part by the Formulary Leveraged Improved Prescribing (FLIP) project, funded by the Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program, and Centers for Education and Research (CERT) grant U18HS016973 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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