International Scientific Journals from Jaypee
Subscriber's Login
Home Instructions Editorial Board Current Issue Pubmed Archives Subscription Contact Us
International Journal of Research Foundation of Hospital and Healthcare Administration


The sound-alike and look-alike (SALA) drug is one of the most common causes of medication error and is of fear globally. Thus, the probability for error due to confusing drug names is very high. The SALA drug names have become a significant challenge to pharmacists, nurses, patients, and doctors . With thousands of drugs currently on the market, the probability for error is significant. The purpose of this article is to formulate a policy that would help in minimizing medication errors arising with the use of SALA medications.

Keywords: Medication errors, Medication management, Patient safety, SALA medications

How to cite this article: Singh S, Singh AR. Policies and Procedures for Sound-alike and Look-alike Medications. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2017;5(1):15-20.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.