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Question:

What is the term for "any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer"?

A medication error
Explaination

Medication errors may be the result of patient misuse, practitioner error, or an error in the pharmacy. Deficits in knowledge or performance may be underlying causes of medication errors. Prescription drug abuse implies that a person is taking a medication with the express purpose of getting high.