Resources

Patientpacks.com
Patientpacks.com was a website set up by three pharmacists in 2001 in order to address concerns about medication errors associated with poor packaging design. The website was well received by pharmacists and did influence the debate about the packaging of medicines. I personally witnessed printouts of the site in meetings about drug safety in the early 2000s. The domain has recently been allowed to lapse, and I would like to thank Idris Hughes, Simon Whitaker, and Matthew Robinson for allowing me to archive a copy of the site for the historical record on this site.

Cambridgeshire Health Authority Methotrexate Report
AN INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF A CAMBRIDGESHIRE PATIENT
IN APRIL 2000
– CAMBRIDGESHIRE HEALTH AUTHORITY JULY 2000

This is a 200k PDF download, made possible by removing the ARC info leaflet on methotrexate from the PDF. You may obtain a copy from this location.

Stumbling at every step
Professor James Reason, University of Manchester,
Problems and Perils of Prescription Medicines

An interesting lecture covering the various types of error and ways of dealing with them.

Private-Rx
A short history of Private-Rx: A professional mailing list for Pharmacists

If you are interested in the dynamics of professional email mailing lists, or a member of Private-Rx, then this this may be of interest.