Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: In their article about the codispensing
of cisapride with contraindicated drugs, Dr Jones and colleagues1
conclude that "[p]rescriptions dispensed by the same pharmacies accounted
for a far higher proportion of contraindicated medication pairs than prescriptions
from the same physicians." This conclusion seems to point a very large finger
at physicians and at pharmacists, implying that neither are doing their job
reviewing and intervening in drug-drug interactions.
Cahill JA. Responsibilities of Physicians and Pharmacists in Preventing Drug Interactions. JAMA. 2002;287(5):586-587. doi:10.1001/jama.287.5.583