Combination Products: Commonly Used Errors and Design Considerations

Combination Products: Commonly Used Errors and Design Considerations

Combined Consent: This error is often used in conjunction with thought processes

People are using increasingly complex products, such as injection devices, inhalers, nebulizers, and pharmaceutical patches for self-administration at home. Regulators such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) want to make sure all workers, including civilians, can give the right medication at the right time on the side. Developers are responsible for predicting possible user errors and, where possible, “damage” errors so that the user can use the product automatically. Creating a user application to avoid user errors is unlikely, or perhaps, the most popular and effective method to reduce usage-related damage. The strongest way is to rely on instructions and training to avoid misuse; Enrolling in training is also a risk reduction, but it should not be a priority.

In this paper, we will examine some of the common blending errors and how to approach the design of a blended product to ensure its non-use.