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Pill Identification from a Doctor’s Perspective
Medical Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
In the emergency room where I work, I sometimes see patients who have either taken the wrong medication or
the wrong dose of medication. It is a common problem. Medication errors can cause serious consequences.
Doctors and pharmacists are diligent in making sure patients receive the correct medication. But mistakes
happen. As a consumer, you need to protect yourself and ensure you have the correct medication. Know the
medication and dose you should have