BBC news article: One in five take drugs ‘wrongly’
My favorite quotes:
One man whose asthma was triggered by his cat sprayed the animal with the inhaler, as a “cure” for his symptoms.
One patient set out a range of medicines and described the frequency and dosage for each. It turns out that for several months she had been taking a sleeping pill first thing in the morning.
Another patient reported difficulty using his asthma inhaler. When the pharmacist asked him to demonstrate, the problem became clear; he wasn’t removing the cap.