Prescription Mix-Ups: Antacid Medication Renamed After Being Confused with Cancer Drug

A popular antacid medication has been renamed at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, because its original "Kapidex" title was being confused with the prostate cancer drug "Casodex." The move is the beginning of a crack down on a long list of confusing, sound-alike drug names that have resulted in thousands of reports of mix-ups each year. The FDA said the confusion has resulted in "dispensing errors" since the drug was approved in Jan. 2009. "Today's near miss, today's medication...Full Story
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