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Prescribers’ knowledge of significant drug–drug interactions rated as poor

KEY POINT

A questionnaire completed by 950 prescribers across the United States showed that fewer than 50% of prescribers classified drug–drug interactions correctly, the majority of prescribers obtained drug interaction information from their personal digital assistants (PDAs) or were informed by a pharmacist, and most considered their usual source of drug interaction information to be sufficient.