The Medical Protection website notes that 'soundalike and lookalike drug pairs . . . have been involved in errors and near misses in Irish hospitals'.

According to James Joyce “a man’s errors are his portals of discovery”, and in medicine, health professionals are faced with more “portals of discover(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: says it is recognised the delivery of healthcare is an “inherently risky activity” and it is inevitable things may go wrong on occasion.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Providing healthcare is an “inherently risky activity” and up to 16 per cent of patients admitted to the State’s hospitals may be experiencing adverse(...)