We have seen a rise in enquiries involving dispensing or administration errors, which is likely due to the increased pressure everyone in practice is currently facing. It is important to note that for some medications, we would not expect serious effects from an overdose; however, with others there is a narrow therapeutic index. Our toxic doses are evaluated using data from our past cases and the literature, and we are always on hand to assist with any overdose case.

Of course, prevention is always better than cure, and we encourage all those in practice to always double check when administering or dispensing medicines.