Minimize risks for drug errors
Drugs are generally safe when used as directed. But there are risks with any drug – whether prescribed or purchased over the counter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 700,000 emergency room visits are due to adverse drug events every year.
You can help prevent this from happening to you by understanding the drugs you take and asking your doctors and pharmacist questions about them. If you take multiple drugs, you're especially vulnerable. Log in to your account to get information about your personal risk, including:
- Drug interactions
- Drug side effects
- Pharmacy claim history
Take a moment to review our tips to safely take drugs, find out how to recognize when you're at risk, and learn about a program that may help you and your health care team better manage your medication plan.
Tips for safe medication use
What should I ask my pharmacist?
Am I at risk when I take multiple drugs?
Reduce drug errors with HAP's Medication Therapy Management Program
Nonopioid Directive Form