Medication safety

SA Health is committed to improving the safety and quality of medicines use to promote optimal patient outcomes through enhanced medicines management.

Underpinning this commitment is the SA Health Medication Safety Program and the SA Medication Safety Advisory Group (SAMSAG), the peak SA Health Advisory group promoting safe use of medicines. 

Medication Safety Program

The Medication Safety Program focuses on the prevention of adverse medication events by supporting clinicians and empowering patients to achieve best practice in medication management through implementation of proven and sustainable strategies integrated across all health settings.

The Program is aligned with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and is informed by state, national and international goals.

The Medication Safety Program is overseen by the Medicines and Technology Programs Branch and contributes to the overall strategy to improve outcomes from medicines use coordinated by the South Australian Medicines Advisory Committee (SAMAC).

Program initiatives

Medication Safety Program initiatives include:

More information

For more information on medication safety, please contact 8204 1944 or email 

Alerts and notices

For recent medication safety alerts and notices, see the Medication alerts page.

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