It is time measures were put in place to stop these mistakes happening to avoid needless harm.
GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes may be making 237 million errors a year - the equivalent of one mistake made for every five drugs handed out. The study said most caused no problems, but in more than a quarter of cases the mistakes could have caused harm. Drug errors could be a factor in more than 22,000 deaths a year. The mistakes include: wrong medications being given incorrect doses dispensed delays in medication being administered