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A component of the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS).

Medication Safety Tips

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Medication Errors Happen

If you have experienced an error, send us a report. Your report can help prevent harm to Canadians.

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Antibiotic Liquid Medication Without a Child-Resistant Closure Contributes to Overdose

We received a report describing a young child who drank a liquid medication directly from the bottle.

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5 Questions to Ask About My Medicine - For Kids!

A new pediatric focussed medication safety resource has been created to help children and youth learn what questions they should ask when they receive medication from their health team. 5 Questions to Ask About My Medicine has been co-designed by children, caregivers, and providers to facilitate conversation during an appointment or patient consultation. Download it today to try it the next time your child needs medicine.

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Frequent vomiting from use of cannabis (pot/marijuana) - English | French - PDF

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5 Questions to Ask about your Medications

5 questions to help consumers and their caregivers start a conversation about medications to improve communications with their health care provider.

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Consumers Can Help Prevent Harm from Opioid Use! (Video without subtitles)
- Video with subtitles

Opioid Handout

Information for Patients and Families about Opioid Pain Medicines: English | French

This information was adapted with the permission of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, using material originally published on the site

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